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Mo Bamba is a top-5 recruit that is committed to playing for Texas, and he’ll likely be a top-5 pick in next year’s NBA Draft. Now that we got that part out of the way, we can get to the unbelievably weird portion of the story.
The older brother of the incoming freshman recently took to Facebook and posted a video saying he told the NCAA that the five-star prospect accepted cash and gifts from a financial adviser who doubles as a mentor.
“He’s not going to play this year in the NCAA because I already reported him to the NCAA — and I’m already going to meet with the NCAA,” said Ibrahim Johnson, Bamba’s brother. “He’s not going to play this year. … I exposed that kid.”
Johnson, who has been arrested multiple times this year, posted a 22-minute profanity laced video where he alleges Bamba accepted $200 a week for an unspecified amount of time, a bed, and various other things from Greer Love, who is a vice president at Huron Capital.
A Texas official released a statement to CBS Sports early Thursday. It reads as follows:
“We’re aware of the recent social media post regarding our men’s basketball student-athlete Mohamed Bamba. As is usual practice by the NCAA, Mo’s amateur status was previously reviewed and final certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA has not informed us of any pending issues or eligibility concerns at this time regarding Mo. If there are further questions, we certainly will cooperate with the NCAA to the fullest.”