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Uncommitted 5-Star SF Brandon Ingram Says He Was Told UNC Received NCAA Allegations On April 17

Update: UNC has denied that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA:

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Greensboro News & Record writer Powell Latimer has more details on UNC's statement:

UNC spokesperson Steve Kirschner said the school has not received a notice of allegations from the NCAA yet. So it seems that Ingram misspoke, but it’s not clear what exactly where he got the specific date of April 17 from.

It's also worth pointing out that even if UNC did have notice of the NCAA's allegations, that's not a conclusion to the investigation, but just one step of a long-running process.

In the initial, 2011 investigation, UNC received notice of the NCAA's allegations in June. The school responded in September, and the penalties weren't levied until March of 2012.

We will likely have to wait a while longer for some clarity on the UNC situation. We won't have to wait much longer for Ingram's decision, however. He is set to announce his decision on April 27. 

Earlier: Five-star small forward Brandon Ingram is one of the top uncommitted players in the country, and he is still weighing a number of power programs, including Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The Kinston, NC native may already be a Tar Heel, if not for the looming questions about UNC's academic scandal, and possible NCAA issues that may be on the horizon.

Ingram spoke with ESPNU's Matt Schick, and broke down some of the schools on his list. Interestingly, about two minutes into the conversation, Ingram mentions that he was told that UNC received the notice of allegations from the NCAA on Friday, April 17.

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Schick: Brandon, speaking of Roy Williams, you're on record as saying you would have committed, likely to North Carolina, in the fall, if not for the NCAA issues the school has been dealing with. You were worried about potential sanctions that could be coming. What has Roy Williams told you about that?

Ingram: We talked privately a little bit, but they just got the allegations April 17, so we'll go from there, and tomorrow with the next in-home visit we'll see what happens.

There has been no official release by the university or the NCAA on a notice of allegation, but we should expect to hear soon if Ingram's information is correct.