In case you missed it earlier today, Yahoo! Sports released documents detailing loans from a sports agency to a wide number of current and former college basketball players, including former NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. DSJ received a total of $73,500 from ASM Sports according to the documents, which are from 2015.
NC State athletics director Debbie Yow issued a brief statement on the matter Friday morning:
And head coach Kevin Keatts had nothing to say on the matter during a media availability this afternoon:
(And no, of course nobody had questions about Florida State, coach.)
It is unclear at this point what repercussions will come from the report, though it’s more immediately problematic for schools with implicated players currently on the roster. San Diego State has already indefinitely suspended Malik Pope, who supposedly received $1,400.
Obviously the big dollar figure attached to Dennis Smith’s name is alarming for NC State, but if he received all of that money before stepping on campus—the documents are from 2015, remember—maybe this is not a huge problem for the basketball program. There’s no telling with the NCAA, though.