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NCAA reportedly investigating men's basketball team

Published: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014 17:01

 

The USF men’s basketball team is under investigation by the NCAA concerning freshman center John Egbunu, according to reports from the website voodoofive.com

USF did not confirm whether an investigation was taking place, but USF Associate Athletics Director for Communications Brian Siegrest released a statement acknowledging the situation. 

“We aware of potential concerns involving one of our student-athletes,” he said. “We have initiated a review of the matter and have asked the NCAA to assist us.  The student-athlete was completely certified and cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to enrolling.“

The investigation reportedly started with complaints from AAU coach Linzy Davis, who coached Egbunu and the father and is coach of former USF signee Drew Davis. 

Egbunu has started 16 of 17 games for the Bulls this season, averaging eight points and 6.9 rebounds per game. 

— Staff report

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