Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. and former Texas center Prince Ibeh are named in documents related to an ongoing federal investigation into corruption in college basketball.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde and Pete Thamel, Davis and Ibeh is among the many players named in a balance sheet from the agency ASM Sports. The documents say that Christian Dawkins, an associate of former NBA agent Andy Miller, asked to be reimbursed for a $1,500 payment to Davis.
Such a payment would be in violation of NCAA amateurism rules and could lead to questions about Davis’ eligibility.
Former Texas center Prince Ibeh is also listed among the players who met or had meals with Dawkins, which could also constitute an NCAA violation.
Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte gave the following statement on the report to the Austin American-Statesman’s Brian Davis.
Texas AD Chris Del Conte on today's Yahoo report: "I was recently made aware of this morning’s report regarding our men’s basketball program. Coach Smart and I have talked, we are gathering facts and will address the situation when we have more information.”
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) February 23, 2018
Davis is averaging 8.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game this season.
This story will be updated.
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