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Recruiting Calendar

The Official 2010-11 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Recruiting Calendar


Updated November 10, 2010
It can be difficult to decipher the NCAA guidelines for recruiting without degrees in law, astrophysics and phrenology -- but here's a head start: the official calendar that dictates when recruits can and cannot be contacted by coaches or other official team representatives.

Please note: In NCAA-speak, a "contact" is anything beyond "hello."

As a general rule, the NCAA sets aside a formal contact period in the late summer/early fall, another in March and another in April. Teams and coaches are limited to 130 person/days of recruiting during the academic year, and get two additional evaluation periods during the summer.

Spans where recruiting is limited to campus visits -- quiet periods -- or shut down almost completely -- dead periods -- are sprinkled liberally throughout the year.

Here are the official dates for the 2010-11 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball recruiting calendar.

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball: Official Recruiting Calendar

Dates Status Notes
August 1 - September 8 Quiet Period
September 9 - October 5 Contact Period Fall Contact Period
October 6 - March 30, 2011 (with noted exceptions) Evaluation Period
November 8 - 11 Dead Period
December 24 - 26 Dead Period
March 16 - 22, 2011 Contact Period March Contact Period
March 31 - April 7, 2011 (noon) Dead Period
April 7 (noon) - 20, 2011 (with noted exceptions) Contact Period
April 11 - 14 Dead Period
April 21 - July 5, 2011 (with noted exceptions) Quiet Period
May 19-27 Dead Period
Date TBD Evaluation Period - NBA pre-draft camp
July 6 - 15 Evaluation Period Summer Evaluation Period
July 16 - 21 Dead Period Teams are allowed contact during this period with players who have enrolled in summer classes or who have signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI)
July 22 - 31 Evaluation Period Summer Evaluation Period
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