The College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA) announced its formation on Tuesday and stated that its goal is to help parents of incoming freshmen men’s and women’s basketball players become more knowledgeable about the collegiate game so that they and their kids can feel more comfortable in the new environment of collegiate athletics.
Kareem and Rona Moody — the parents of Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball star, freshman Moses Moody —serve as co-presidents of the CBPA and had the following to say about its creation:
The landscape of college basketball is experiencing significant change and the parents of college basketball players need to understand this evolution in order to prepare and protect our student-athletes. The CBPA is being created as a community for families to support each other and receive practical education and guidance from each other, as well as professional experts, on issues facing college basketball players at all levels — both the healthcare and economic impacts of COVID-19, social justice efforts, name, image and likeness changes, updates to NCAA transfer rules, and more.
The transition from high school basketball to college basketball is a big one and it can be stressful for highly-ranked recruits who are thrust into the spotlight. But it can also be stressful for players ranked lower who typically aren’t given the same resources for adjustments that star players are given. The CBPA is trying to change that, and ensure that families of all college basketball players are supported.
E. Courtney Scott of Kontent Incubator, which aids up-and-coming professional athletes, along with sports attorney Luke Fedlam, sparked the idea for the CBPA and will serve as its co-executive directors.