Former Clemson basketball stars Trevor Booker, Jaron Blossomgame and K.J. McDaniel were all forced to leave ASM Sports, the agency that represents them, after ASM’s Andy Miller and associate Christian Dawkins were linked heavily to an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball.
The same scandal that forced Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino out at Louisville and has resulted in 10 federal indictments thus far resulted in a raid of the ASM facility in New Jersey in Sept. 2017, according to a report from Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports.
Financial records and wiretapped phone conversations allegedly detail that Miller and Dawkins were being funneled top basketball talent as clients long before they actually turned professional. Miller has not been charged despite the apparently overwhelming evidence, leading many to believe that he is currently cooperating with authorities. Dawkins has been charged with federal crimes.
Booker, Blossomgame, McDaniel and three other American-based clients have now left ASM because of the turmoil. But there is currently nothing linking any of the aforementioned former Clemson stars with any illicit activity when they were coming out of college.
In what is believed to be an incredibly widespread investigation, Yahoo! also reports that a source familiar with the investigation claims that any school that has had a first-round pick in the last three years should be very worried about the potential consequences that will stem from this inquiry.
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