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Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 6:03 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

Duke and the NCAA are investigating whether an NCAA recruiting rule was violated when coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly offered a scholarship to a recruit during a summer tournament.

The scholarship offer to five-star prospect Alex Poythress came on Tuesday night, after Poythress’ AAU team was eliminated from the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

Poythress confirmed the offer to CBSSports.com on Thursday, and said he spoke to Krzyzewski when he received the offer.

“It felt pretty good,” Poythress said of the offer. “It was pretty exciting to talk to Coach K. He said he saw me play at the Super Showcase and Peach Jam, and he liked what he saw.”

NCAA rules prevent coaches from contacting players before they are finished playing in tournaments. While the Georgia Stars were indeed eliminated from the Super Showcase, they were still in Orlando for the AAU Nationals. Players have to be dispersed from the team in order for a coach to talk to them.

On Sunday, Duke responded via spokesman Jon Jackson. “Proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke athletics,” the statement said.

Poythress is a 6-foot-7 forward from Northeast (Tenn). He is ranked No. 15 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100.

Information from the AP was used in this report.

Comments

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

This was a stupid mistake that is not any kind of dirty thing. He could have just as easily made the offer by email after the tourney. It gives the same result and I don't see why that should be a problem. It looks like the only thing they are concerned about is making the players lose their concentration and get caught up in all of the hype.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 10:07 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Go ef yourself lil man. look 5 words



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:39 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

isn't it funny how Alex Poythress changed his tune when the crap started to hit the fan?




Since: Oct 21, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:14 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

dook has won more games than anyone over the last 25 years, reg season, tournament, and conf tournament games.  they've also won more national titles than any other school in the last 30 years, so for whoever said "duke STILL cant get it done.." well congrats, you got a response.



douggie
Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:12 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:05 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Maggette talked to an agent while at Duke.  It had nothing to do with K or Duke, and it certainly wasn't "cheating" you nimrod.  And instead of just putting "etc.", why don't you expound on how Duke cheats.  By putting "etc." you obviously had something else in mind, so why not expound upon it since Duke is such a bunch of cheaters. 




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:55 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Already swept under the rug.  nothing to see here, move along.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Outside of the usual Dookies, who is really surprised by this? Coach K is a scumbag and this time he just got caught and exposed. What makes Duke amazing is how they cheat (Corey Maggette..this...etc.) and still can't get the job done with their annual top recruiting classes.



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: July 31, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

You tarhole. Coach k is the classiest coach in the game. Your Roy is complete scum. How do you explain those outbursts at the media last season. He was cussing up a storm. He's definitely got "class"



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Where is DOUGGIE?


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