Former Washington stars Markelle Fultz and Dejounte Murray reportedly both received monetary benefits during their time with the Huskies.
Yahoo sports reported that 25 current and former college basketball players are involved in the pay-for-play scandal and FBI investigation. Fultz and Murray are among the players.
Fultz allegedly received $10,000 by former NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency ASM Sports. Murray was reportedly paid $500 in March of his freshman season.
Washington released a statement in response to Yahoo’s report on Friday.
“University of Washington athletic department officials are aware of a report alleging that a former UW men’s basketball player accepted improper benefits as an amateur,” a UW spokesperson said in a statement, via Percy Allen of the Seattle Times. “We take these allegations very seriously, and are working to gather more information about this situation. Washington Athletics is committed to full compliance with NCAA legislation and with any investigations that may result from these allegations.”
Fultz went on to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He is currently having an injury riddle first year with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Murray was a 2016 first-round pick by the San Antonio Spurs. He’s averaging 7 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds for the Spurs this year.
Fultz and Murray both only played 1 year at Washington before moving onto the NBA.
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