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IL basketball: No information to suggest involvement in college basketball corruption scheme

IL basketball: No information to suggest involvement in college basketball corruption scheme”

"I want to reiterate that Oklahoma State University was shocked by the allegations made yesterday against one of our assistant men's basketball coaches", Holder said in Wednesday's statement. Of course, we will cooperate with investigators and we look forward to justice being done in this case.

Auburn University has suspended Person without pay effective immediately.

Lamont Evans was federally indicted in NY and is among four college coaches accused of taking part in a fraud and corruption scheme.

According to court documents, Evans said it was necessary to use his influence over the youngsters early in their college careers because many of them are "one and done", meaning they play one year of college ball before joining the National Basketball Association. Evans remained on Oklahoma State's staff.

As of Tuesday, Boynton had yet to sign his head coaching contract, a university official told the News Press. Evans was hired by Underwood in April 2016 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, working together for about a year before Underwood left for the IL job this spring.

Prosecutors said Gatto and others funneled $100,000 from Adidas, identified as "Company-1", to the family of an elite high school prospect so he would play at an Adidas-sponsored school matching the description of the University of Louisville.

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The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California.

"These are serious accusations that are not consistent with University of SC values".

Prosecutors said the coaches took bribes to use their "enormous influence" to steer players toward certain financial advisers and agents. Evans was involved in an investigation into bribes from personal managers to influence players to sign with them.

"We gotta be very low key", said the coach, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The six counts he faces (conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of bribes and gratuities by an agent of a federally funded organization, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, honest wire services fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy) carry a maximum sentence of 80 years.

They were among 10 people charged in New York City federal court.

First-year IL men's basketball coach Brad Underwood says he was "surprised" after the FBI made its covert bribery investigation public.



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