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The NCAA Hoops Scandal Has New Developments After A Sports Agency Ledger Surfaces

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NCAA Scandal Unfolds Before The Madness 

Early Friday morning, the NCAA scandal took a turn for the worst after a Yahoo report surfaced.

The Yahoo report included a picture of a bank ledger from ASM Sports which was confiscated by the FBI. Looking back, the NCAA scandal can be traced back to last year when four assistant coaches were charged with corruption and fraud.

Recent NCAA Scandals:

Chuck Person (Auburn), Emanuel Richardson (Arizona), Lamont Evans (Oklahoma State) and Tony Bland (USC) were indited, per ESPN. According to Yahoo, former NBA agent Andy Miller and his former colleague, Christian Dawkins, have been providing loans to former and current college players for years.

College hoops have suffered over the years from sexual assault scandals, corruption, fraud, and perjury. This morning Yahoo released a screenshot of a ledger that ties back to 2015. Miller and Dawkins have been providing loans through a sports agency known as ASM Sports, per

Last year Miller’s agent credentials were taken away by the NBA players’ union. With the NCAA scandal unwinding, a lot of former college players’ names are starting to surface. The two colleagues provided loans hoping that college players would sign with the agency once they declared for the NBA draft.

Players Who Received ASM Loans:

A lot of the players that took loans from ASM Sports did not sign with them once they declared for the draft. Dennis Smith; former NC State guard and current Dallas Maverick; borrowed up to $73,500 in loans.

Former Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, current Brooklyn Net, borrowed up to $26,136 in loans. Loans worth $52,472 link back to Jarell Martin. Martin played at LSU and is currently signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 2017 first round pick from Washington State and current 76er, Markelle Fultz reportedly received up to $10,000 in from ASM Sports. In addition to Fultz, former University of Utah forward and current Los Angeles Laker Kyle Kuzma, received $9,500 in loans.

Diamond Stone; former Maryland Terp and current New Orleans Pelican; received up to $14,303 from ASM Sports. Elijah Johnson; former University of Kansas guard and current overseas pro; received $15,020 from ASM Sports.

Christian Eyenga, the 30th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft borrowed up to $12,451 from both Dawkins and Miller. Heat rookie Bam Adebayo connects to $36,500 worth of loans from ASM Sports. The former Kentucky guard was the 14th pick in last year’s draft.

Even though multiple players received loans, none of the players signed with ASM Sports but signed with other agencies. Dawkins and Miller labeled the players who did not sign with the agency as “bad loans.”

Coupled with other players, the bank record lists several well-known NBA talents such as former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel (Mavericks) and Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (Villanova).

Josh Jackson; former Kansas Jayhawk and current Phoenix Sun; received up to $2,700 from ASM sports. However, his mother reportedly received the money.

Current College Programs Connected To ASM Agency:

Recent reports mention Alabama, Duke, North Carolina, Creighton, South Carolina, Utah, Xavier, Clemson, Kansas, Texas, Notre Dame, Virginia, Iowa State, and Vanderbilt.

Current college players that could be a part of the NCAA scandal are Wendell Carter (Duke), Kevin Knox (Kentucky), Collin Sexton (Alabama) and Miles Bridges (Michigan State).

The bank ledger consists of over 20 names of both former and current NCAA players.

Furthermore, the NCAA scandal could cause specific basketball programs to receive sanctions or lose money. However, the details are continuing to develop.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. Saturday, ESPN reported that the FBI caught Arizona coach Sean Miller on the phone through a wiretap.

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