New NCAA legislation allows two hours of full-team skill instruction and six hours of strength and conditioning activities per week. In the past, NCAA rules prohibited coaches from working with their student-athletes in the summer.
"It couldn't come at a better time for our program," said first-year head coach Keno Davis who has added seven new incoming recruits in the past two months. "With the combination of a new staff and so many new players, this should allow us to speed up the learning curve."
"I'm excited about working with our incoming class," said Davis. "Our staff worked extremely hard to bring in the student-athletes who would be the best fit for CMU."
Not only will the added time help players' progression on the court, but it is also an incentive to aid in progression toward graduation.
Under the new rule, in order to have access to workouts with coaches, incoming freshmen must be enrolled in summer school. Sophomores must either be in summer school or have completed 30 semester hours with at least a 2.2 grade-point average, while juniors and seniors must continue making progress toward graduation and/or be in summer school.