Early Friday morning Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports filed a bombshell report that will likely change the landscape of college basketball. The report implicates over 25 players that may have received financial compensation during their recruiting period.
Forde and Thamel documents and bank records for the business of former NBA agent Andy Miller. The documents recovered from ASM Sports include expense reports and balance sheets that list financial incentives allegedly given to high school and college prospects and their families.
Yahoo has a list of six players who were allegedly given loans by ASM while they were still amateurs: NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr., Seton Hall’s Isaiah Whitehead, LSU’s Tim Quarterman, Maryland’s Diamond Stone, Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo and Washington’s Markelle Fultz. You can read the full balance sheet here.
In addition, an expense report filed by Miller's former associate, Christian Dawkins, shows Dawkins seeking reimbursement for "thousands of dollars" that he reported as being paid to college and high school players and their families. USC’s Bennie Boatright, USC’s Chimezie Metu, Texas’ Eric Davis, South Carolina’s Brian Bowen, Utah’s Kyle Kuzma, South Carolina’s P.J. Dozier, Xavier’s Edmond Sumner, Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet and Clemson’s Jarron Blossomgame were all named in the expense reports.
Apple Jones, the mother of former Kansas star Josh Jackson, reportedly received money from Dawkins, as did the mother of current Michigan State player Miles Bridges.
According to additional documents filed by Dawkins, "list meals and meetings with players or their families while in college or high school, and before they turned pro." Meeting with an agent isn't a violation, but if Dawkins paid for the meal or other items during their meetings, it becomes a violation.
Ten players fall under this distinction, including three current players. Alabama's Collin Sexton, Duke's Wendell Carter, Kentucky's Kevin Knox, North Carolina's Tony Bradley, Creighton's Justin Patton, Texas' Prince Ibeh, Notre Dame's Demetrious Jackson, Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, and Iowa State's Monte Morris all allegedly met or had meals with Dawkins.
You can see the full list of players in each category over at Yahoo.
It's important to note the list provided by Yahoo likely isn't the end of this conversation. NCAA president Mark Emmert released a statement in response to the Yahoo report.