The Texas Longhorns basketball program got some bad news on Friday morning.
Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. and former center Prince Ibeh were both named in a Yahoo! Sports story as two players who allegedly received money or had a relationship with ASM, a prominent sports agency.
Davis’ name was mentioned among those who received at least $1,000. He received $1,500, according to the report. Davis was recruited by former Texas head coach Rick Barnes, but played his last three seasons under current UT head coach Shaka Smart.
Ibeh was recruited and played for Barnes from 2013-16.
Many of the college basketball's blue bloods, including Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, Kentucky and several others, were supposedly involved in activities that appear to violate the NCAA’s amateurism rules. The violations focus on potential extra benefits for either the athletes or their family members that range from picking up dinner tabs all the way up to tens of thousands of dollars in loans.
These findings came as a result of court documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports into the federal investigation of prominent former NBA agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports.
“I was recently made aware of this morning’s report regarding our men’s basketball program,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement. “Coach (Shaka) Smart and I have talked, we are gathering facts and will address the situation when we have more information.”
This morning, the NCAA also issued a statement.
Here is part of response from NCAA President Mark Emmert: "These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports."