Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens has announced the school is working with the Pac-10 to investigate possible eligibility concerns of a former men's basketball player who was subsequently identified by Bob Cook and George Schroeder of the Oregon Register-Guard as Michael Dunigan.
The 6-foot-10 center left Oregon and signed with a professional team in Israel earlier this month despite having two years of eligibility remaining. The Register-Guard is reporting the exit was precipitated by an investigation into allegations that Dunigan's eligibility had been compromised by extra benefits provided to him in violation of NCAA rules. Dunigan was a top 30 national prospect in the Class of 2008. He was recruited to Oregon from Chicago by Kenny Payne, who is now an assistant for John Calipari at Kentucky.
Dunigan averaged 9.0 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Ducks last season.
His exit leaves first-year coach Dana Altman with just nine scholarship players for this season.