The Duke Blue Devils are claiming to be in the clear after freshman forward Wendell Carter’s name surfaced in the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball on Friday morning.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Carter’s mother is alleged to have had a lunch with a representative of ASM, a sports agency. However, Duke athletic director Kevin White claimed later that afternoon that he’d already spoken with the NCAA about any issues there might be stemming from the report.
“Based on the available information, determined there are no eligibility issues related to today’s report. Duke has already contacted the NCAA,” White said according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Carter was one of dozens of athletes named in a ledger kept by Christian Dawkins, an assistant to former NBA agent Andy Miller at ASM. The ledger details numerous meetings and lunches he had with prospective clients while they were still in school and also chronicled loans given out while the athletes in question were still in school.
That would theoretically have resulted in NCAA violations. However, Carter’s experience is a little different because the meeting that his mother had with Dawkins would have come when he was actually still in high school.
Barring new information, Carter remains eligible and will be free to play on Saturday against Syracuse.
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