The allegations come after the investigation into ASM Sports, an agency headlined by former prominent National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller and his assistant Christian Dawkins. All three of these players are expected to declare for the NBA Draft following the conclusion of this season, and this could expedite that decision. They also reveal the extent of the potential NCAA ramifications from the case. This could all result in NCAA rules violations – both current and past – for at least 20 Division I basketball programs and more than 25 players. Numerous items listed are NCAA violations and could cause eligibility issues.
The FBI had reportedly been collecting documents, spreadsheets and wiretaps over a period of time related to the case, and Yahoo Sports obtained hundreds of those documents. He is averaging 14.5 points per game, 9.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. He was selected No. 14 overall in the National Basketball Association draft by the Miami Heat in June.
Expense reports from Dawkins, who was eventually fired from ASM for charging $42,000 in Uber rides to Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton’s credit card, appear to show payments to current and former prospects, their families, handlers, and schools, according to the report.
Knox’s father has already released a statement denying that he has met with Miller or Dawkins.
Several prominent programs, including Duke, Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina, and their players are identified in the ongoing FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, Yahoo Sports reported Friday. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports.
John Calipari had planned to meet with the media Friday afternoon to preview a Saturday showdown with Missouri. “Of course, we fully cooperate with any investigations or inquiries”.
We have no knowledge of the transactions described in the Yahoo report published this morning. It shows that Kevin Knox, Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel all had involvement with ASM Sports’ Andy Miller or Christian Dawkins. We will be conducting an internal review. “Until we know more, I’m not going to comment any further on that”.
Last week, a federal judge in NY declined to dismiss criminal indictments against Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code, as well as Christian Dawkins, a runner who worked for Miller’s ASM Sports.
The report – and I encourage you to read it – details the elaborate payment, loan and recruitment strategy by Andy Miller’s agency, which includes outright payments to players, cash advances to parents, dinners that were paid for and plane tickets and travel that was provided to players and families.