Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into NCAA corruption identifies possible violations by basketball powers

Dennis Smith Jr. allegedly received $73,000 from ASM Sports but did not sign with the agency

According to a report from Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, documents acquired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins, and ASM Sports detail impermissible benefits and potential NCAA violations by at least 20 programs and over 25 players.

On Friday, Yahoo Sports published some of the documents relating to National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller and his associate Christian Dawkins, of ASM Sports.

Documents into the ongoing federal investigation into NCAA violations name three University of Kentucky basketball, according to a new report by Yahoo Sports.

Current and former players from Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan State, USC, Alabama and a host of other schools are also listed on financial spread sheets.

An ASM balance sheet includes a subheading titled "Loan to Players" and it outlines loans made to several former players including No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz as well as top 10 pick Dennis Smith Jr. Although Fultz never officially signed with the agency, he is one of more than 25 players across 20 different Division I schools that received illegal benefits from former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller and his ASM agency.

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NCAA president Mark Emmert said the allegations, "if true", represent "systematic failures". "We are prepared to cooperate with any and all investigations at any level". Sports, a balance sheet, dated December 31, 2015, shows VanVleet's name under a "Loan to Players" heading.

The FBI arrested 10 people on September 26 as a part of the probe, including four NCAA basketball coaches and an Adidas manager, in a bribery investigation involving recruitment efforts.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said in a statement he has no ties to Miller, Dawkins or ASM Sports. The "Pina" document says Whitehead received $37,657 and was "setting up payment plan". Sports, shows VanVleet allegedly received at least $1,000 from ASM Sports, a prominent sports agency firm, while attending Wichita State.

Emmert said the formation this past October of an independent Commission on College Basketball meant to provide recommendations on cleaning up the sport.

Apple Jones, the mother of former Kansas player Josh Jackson, received $2,700, and current Southern California player Bennie Boatwright or his father Bennie Sr., received at least $2,000, according to documents.

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