Coach K Being Internally Investigated For Recruiting Violation

by July 31, 2011

After reportedly making a scholarship offer to Class of 2012 forward Alex Poythress, Coach K is being investigated by Duke University for possibly breaking some recruiting rules. Via CBS: “Duke is investigating whether an NCAA recruiting rule was violated when coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly offered a scholarship to a recruit during a summer tournament. Forward Alex Poythress told that Krzyzewski spoke to him earlier this week while he was in Orlando, Fla., for a tournament with his AAU team, the Georgia Stars, and offered him a scholarship. NCAA rules prevent coaches from contacting recruits before they are finished playing in tournaments. Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said in a statement Saturday that the school is gathering facts and that ‘proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke Athletics.’ Poythress is a 6-foot-7 forward from Clarksville, Tenn. He is considered one of the nation’s top high school seniors.”