South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

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South Carolina receives NCAA notice for basketball program

South Carolina grew to turn into the most modern school to receive an NCAA ogle of allegations over the federal probe into school basketball.

Athletic director Ray Tanner acknowledged Thursday the college acquired the consciousness a pair of violation supposed to were committed by faded assistant coach Lamont Evans, who worked for coach Frank Martin for four seasons from 2012-13 to 2015-16.

The NCAA labeled the infraction as Degree I, the most severe of its violations. The NCAA’s letter acknowledged a panel of the Committee on Infractions need to overview what it known as a “severe breach of habits.”

Evans, who moved on to Oklahoma Sigh, was charged in September 2017 and admitted final year to accepting $22,000 in bribes as a school assistant to connect avid gamers with runner Christian Dawkins and others hoping to signify them after school.

Evans was sentenced this previous June to three months in prison.

Dawkins was found responsible of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery on Could perchance also 8. He was sentenced to a year and a day on every rely, the time length to flee similtaneously.

Oklahoma Sigh has additionally acquired an NCAA ogle of allegations relating to Evans.

The NCAA alleged Evans permitted $5,856 of “supplemental pay in the accumulate of bribes from Dawkins, who was a runner for ASM Sports in replace for Evans’ agreement to prepare meetings with then basketball scholar-athlete P.J. Dozier and his household and affect them to withhold ASM Sports.”

Dozier spent two seasons at South Carolina, collectively with its flee to the Closing Four in 2017, prior to going pro.

Tanner acknowledged the allegations create now no longer bag “any institutional, most up-to-date teaching workers or faded or most up-to-date scholar-athlete eligibility concerns.”

Evans was one in every of four school assistant coaches who were arrested and charged by the federal executive in 2017.

“We can continue to defend our program and institution in this course of with the NCAA,” Tanner acknowledged.

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