Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said in a statement on Friday that the team did not use a sports agency for “any purpose” after the school was identified in documents surrounding an FBI probe into corruption within the sport.
At least 20 Division I programs were identified in documents published by Yahoo! Sports on Friday regarding an FBI investigation into potential large scale NCAA violations committed across the sport. The documents revealed numerous players, past and present, listed on balance sheets belonging to ASM Sports — an agency run by former NBA agent Andy Miller.
Former Kansas star Josh Jackson, who played one season with the Jayhawks a year ago before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns, was one of the players identified in the report. The report indicated that Jackson’s mother received a payment of $2,700 in February 2016 — before Jackson committed to Kansas.
Self, in the statement, said the team is “learning of [the allegations] for the first time” and that he knows “for sure that [the team] did not use Miller’s agency for recruiting purposes or any purpose.”
Bill Self statement on today’s Yahoo report. pic.twitter.com/yeyusm1imo
— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) February 24, 2018
Self has been the coach at Kansas since 2003. He owns a 438-94 overall coaching record with the Jayhawks.
Kansas currently leads the Big 12 with a 11-4 mark in conference play this season. A win on Saturday at Texas Tech would give the Jayhawks at least a share of the Big 12 regular season crown for the 14th consecutive season.
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