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What Yahoo's Report Means For Kansas Basketball

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LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 24: A detail of the Kansas Jayhawks logo on a basketball ahead of the game between the Rider Broncs and the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on November 24, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Yahoo! Sports dropped a bombshell report on the FBI's investigation into college basketball on Friday morning, and a number of top players and programs are implicated, including Josh Jackson. So, what does it mean for the Kansas Jayhawks moving forward?

Eight current players from seven schools were named in the report, as having received payment from Christian Dawkins, an associate of former NBA agent Andy Miller. Dawkins' expense sheet is at the center of Yahoo! Sports' giant report.

Kansas is not one of the programs with a current player involved. Two former Jayhawks are named elsewhere in the documents, however.

The most prominent name connected to Kansas basketball is Josh Jackson, a one-and-done member of the 2016-17 team.

Jackson went on to be the No. 4 pick in last year's NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for Bill Self's squad last season.

The other is Elijah Johnson, who attended KU from 2009-2013. He was undrafted out of Kansas, and has spent his professional career overseas.

Johnson is listed as having received $15,020 under the "loan to players" section of the documents. According to the report, Jackson's mother Apples Jones received $2,700, with an "advance" of $1,700 being paid on February 1, 2016. Dawkins also listed a meeting with Jackson himself.

It is unclear when the alleged loan to Johnson was given, but if it was after he left KU, it doesn't seem like a problem for the University. The Josh Jackson situation could get sticky, however. If his mother did receive payment while he was a recruit, it could be deemed an impermissible benefit. Interestingly, he did not sign with Miller or his company ASM Sports. Jackson went with Wasserman Media Group's BJ Armstrong. He did not have comment about the report when asked by Arizona Republic writer Scott Bordow.

Kansas hasn't been directly implicated in this FBI probe so far, but as a major adidas program, it has to be a worry for fans of the program. Toss in the bizarre situation with former five-star Kansas enrollee Billy Preston, and there has been some intrigue around the Jayhawks.

Preston was set to play for Kansas this season, until he was held out of games following a car accident. He wound up withdrawing from the school, and has started his professional career in Bosnia.

After the accident, Kansas and the NCAA both launched an investigation into "the financial picture of the car." The timing of Preston's issues make some think that there may be eligibility concerns with the former elite recruit.