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South Carolina receives notice of allegations from NCAA for former men’s basketball assistant taking bribes

The College of South Carolina has been given a recognize of allegations from the NCAA soon after an investigation into its men’s basketball program, the school’s athletic director, Ray Tanner, confirmed in a Thursday assertion. The NCAA is reportedly accusing the college of recruiting violations that initial came to mild in 2017 soon after an FBI investigation into bribery and corruption in college or university basketball. 

“The College of South Carolina has been given a Recognize of Allegations from the NCAA associated to a previous men’s basketball assistant coach,” Tanner claimed. “As expected, this does not contain any institutional, present-day coaching personnel or previous or present-day student-athlete eligibility troubles. We will carry on to defend our program and establishment in this method with the NCAA.”

The allegation is associated to previous assistant coach Lamont Evans’ association with Christian Dawkins, Sporting activities Illustrated reported Thursday. Dawkins is the agent who was convicted in May well on bribery fees stemming from the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college or university basketball.

Evans was an assistant for the Gamecocks below head coach Frank Martin from 2013 by means of the 2016-17 year, when the Gamecocks attained the Ultimate 4. He then expended six months on personnel at Oklahoma Point out ahead of he was fired in September 2017 soon after currently being billed as a final result of the FBI investigation.

The alleged violation at South Carolina is viewed as a Level I violation by the NCAA, and it stems from an allegation that Evans recognized $5,865 in bribes from Dawkins to aid a connection amongst Dawkins and previous Gamecocks participant P.J. Dozier, according to Sporting activities Illustrated.

Like Dawkins, Evans has also been convicted in connection with the bribery scandal, which shook the sport in 2017. Oklahoma Point out been given a recognize of allegations from the NCAA in November stemming from Evans’ time there. He was 1 of four assistant coaches arrested in 2017 in the federal government’s undercover sting operation on bribery and fraud inside of college or university basketball recruiting. He was convicted in April and sentenced in June to 3 months in federal jail.