Posted on: March 18, 2010 9:43 am
Edited on: March 18, 2010 8:08 pm
Oklahoma freshman Keith "Tiny" Gallon received a $3,000 wire transfer from a sports agent before the start of the season, according to a TMZ.com story filed early Thursday.
TMZ.com reported it has in its possession a document showing the transfer came from Jeffrey Hausinger (a Merril Lynch financial adviser who represents professional athletes) and was deposited into an account held by Gallon and his mother, Sylvia Wright. TMZ.com did not publish the document.
Gallon averaged 10.3 points and 7.9 rebounds this season. He was suspended for the Feb. 13 game against Oklahoma State for undisclosed reasons. CBSSports.com, at the time, asked OU coach Jeff Capel if the suspension was because of possible dealings with an agent. Capel said it was not.
An attempt to reach Capel early Thursday was unsuccessful.
Posted on: August 14, 2008 6:11 pm
Nine high school basketball players left the United States today for Brazil, where they will compete against some of the top teams from South America on a Nike-sponsored trip. The Americans will visit three cities and play four games before returning next Saturday.
Here's a list of the participants:
(College situation is in parenthesis)
Two of those players -- Jennings and Pressey -- were subjects of columns at CBSSports.com this week.
Pressey is the only Class of 2010 prospect competing.
Everybody else is from the Class of 2009.
Also worth noting is that the group will be joined on the trip by Brazilian Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers.