Report: Coach paid to sway McLemore to draft
Ben McLemore's former AAU coach said he was paid cash and other benefits to sway McLemore to leave Kansas after one season and declare for the NBA draft, according to a USA Today report.
The coach, Darius Cobb, said Rodney Blackstock, CEO of Hooplife Academy, paid him a total of $10,000 and sent he and McLemore's cousin to meetings with agents and others hoping to represent McLemore.
The cousin, Richard Boyd, denied going, but Cobb provided photos of the two on trips, according to the report.
These incentives could have affected McLemore's amateur status. Kansas said it is reviewing the case.
McLemore, a Wooden Award finalist, declared for the draft on April 9. McLemore is No. 2 on ESPN Insider Chad Ford's Top 30 Big Board.
- MS Awareness Month events in Chicago area
- Catalytic converters stolen from cars in Chicago Lawn
- I-55 rest stop dedicated to fallen state trooper
- Priest: Billboard with assault weapon 'disrespectful'
- Potholes prompt revamped street paving plan
- CPS student's murder remains unsolved 5 years later
- Armed robberies prompt alert in South Shore
- Teenager sexually assaulted in Logan Square
- Chicago River to be dyed green Saturday morning
- abcnews: Cracked Dam Leads to Human Remains
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast
6 min ago
- Plane's landing gear collapses at Philly...
25 min ago
- Falling ice smashes car windshield in West...
22 min ago
- GOP gubernatorial candidates hold last...
11 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos