Players from Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, others named in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Players from Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, others named in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

The investigation also list a series of players who are now part of the National Basketball Association, and the documents also show ASM met with MI head coach, Tom Izzo, Villanova coaches and top high school prospect Mitchell Robinson's family. "The documents show an underground recruiting operation that could create NCAA rules issues - both current and retroactive - for at least 20 Division I basketball programs and more than 25 players". Those current college basketball players named include Miles Bridges from Michigan State, Collin Sexton from Alabama, and Wendell Carter Jr. from Duke. Dennis Smith, who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks, but played a season at North Carolina State, received several payments to the tune of $43,500 and $73,500.

USC officials said Friday they will investigate allegations raised in a Yahoo Sports investigation that two basketball players and/or their representatives may have received payments from a sports agent in violation of NCAA rules.

Emmert went on to read, "Following the Southern District of New York's indictments past year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport".

Bradley didn't start a single game at North Carolina, but he declared for the NBA draft after he played 38 games as a freshman on the Tar Heels' national championship team last season.

Tiny Morton, Whitehead's high school coach and former Seton Hall assistant coach, also received a loan of $9,500, according to the report.

The Yahoo report said hundreds of federal documents pertaining to the investigation were reviewed for the story. The documents came with a note on how to "recoup" the money when Smith did not sign with ASM.

By receiving payment, players in the document have their NCAA eligiblity in jeopardy due to their loss of amateurism.

The probe has been unfolding for months and has already charged several college coaches for their involvement in a wider corruption scheme that saw them, advisers and others use their status to influence high school recruits to sign with schools, Sports Illustrated noted.

Davis is alleged to have received $1,500, while Ibeh is listed as a player who had meetings with ASM.

But, after all, we are talking about an institution whose lawyers are citing precedent used to deny prisoners fair wages for work as a justification for not paying its players.

The scandal broke on September 26 when several coaches, agents, and other college hoops figures were arrested on federal conspiracy charges.