Duke announced Saturday that is looking into a possible recruiting violation by basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
(Yes, you read that line correctly.)
CBS Sports reported that Nashville prep star Alex Poythress, who is being recruited by Kentucky, said that he spoke with Krzyzewski during an AAU tournament in the Orlando and the Duke coach offered him a scholarship. Coaches are not allowed to contact recruits during tournaments.
According to AP, Duke issued a statement Saturday it is investigating the matter and that “proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke Athletics.”
Excerpt from CBS story:
As Alex Poythress continues to expand his game, his recruitment is also widening.
On Tuesday night, after the AAU Super Showcase, the 6-foot-7 Northeast (Tenn.) forward picked up an offer from Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“It felt pretty good,” Poythress said Thursday morning. “It was pretty exciting to talk to Coach K. He said he saw me play at the Super Showcase and Peach Jam, and he liked what he saw.”