Roy Williams is not a fan of some aspects of the NCAA's APR rules. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — Reports have emerged that the NCAA is considering significant changes to its transfer rules. One proposal would allow athletes with at least a 2.6 GPA to transfer and be able to play immediately, without having to sit out a year.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he wasn’t informed enough to offer an opinion on the potential new rule, but he did offer some general thoughts on transferring, and on the APR, which is a tool the NCAA uses to track academic progress.
“Kids transfer,” Williams said. “They’re going to transfer. They’re going to transfer more now than they did 10 years ago, 20 years ago. It’s the world we live in. It’s instant gratification. It’s what it is. There’s no patience in the world.
“And we keep trying to make rules and legislation to stop kids from transferring – that’s not going to happen. But you know, I don’t know. I think now we have the deal if a kid transfers , if you don’t have a 2.6 it takes away your APR numbers, which I think is really stupid.
“There’s a lot of people that go to school and graduate and don’t ever have a 2.6. And so I think that that part of that rule is ludicrous. But I really haven’t had time to think about it.”