USC forward Chimezie Metu’s status for Saturday’s game was uncertain when his name was mentioned in the FBI college basketball corruption probe. Metu was deemed eligible to play just before tipoff of the Trojans’ Pac-12 game versus Utah.
The forward not only played but he led USC with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in a 74-58 win over Utah.
Following the game, the 6-foot-11 forward made his first comments regarding his name being listed in the ongoing pay-for-play scandal.
“When I’m on the court, nothing else matters. I was just out there playing. I wasn’t paying attention to anything anybody else was saying,” Metu said, per ESPN, via the Associated Press.
Metu and Bennie Boatwright are two of 25 former and current NCAA players who were named in a Yahoo Sports report that was released on Friday which is sweeping across the college basketball landscape.
DieHards will have more on this fluid situation as it becomes available.
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