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Agents and coaches battle for prospects

Welcome to the new normal in amateur basketball. Agents and runners are accessing and building relationships earlier in a prospect's career because they can and because the agents say they must to ensure they're making a sound investment. And AAU coaches who have access to the elite player are being recruited nearly equally by the college coach and the agent -- and have no problem hearing either pitch. (ESPN.com)

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