Several high-profile NCAA men’s basketball programs and athletes, including Duke, N.C. State and the University of North Carolina were named in a federal investigation into potential impermissible benefits, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
According to Yahoo, the documents and bank records of former NBA agent Andy Miller and his former associate, Christian Dawkins, were obtained during a federal probe into the underbelly of college basketball.
Among the players mentioned is former N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith, Jr., who according to the report, received tens of thousands of dollars from Dawkins’ agency during his recruiting process.
Former North Carolina player Tony Bradley and current Duke star Wendell Carter are also mentioned in the report as having met with Dawkins. Former South Carolina standout P.J. Dozier and Jaron Blossomgame of Clemson were also named in the report.
While it’s not against NCAA rules to meet with an agent before turning pro, questions are raised in regard to who paid for the meals, according to attorney Stu Brown.