USF Men's Basketball Being Investigated By NCAA, Allegations Made From Father of Former Signee

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The USF Men's Basketball program is subject of an inquiry by the NCAA.

The investigation is believed to have stemmed from complaints made by Linzy Davis, coach of AAU Team Georgia Elite. Davis was the AAU coach of USF freshman center John Egbunu, and is the father and coach of former USF signee Drew Davis.

Linzy Davis has described his son Drew as follows:

Davis was listed as a two-star prospect by ESPN, and wasn't even rated by Rivals.com.

The elder Davis also said the following:

Both Egbunu and Davis signed with USF in November of 2012, but it was announced in June of this year that Davis would attend prep school instead. Drew Davis's prep school enrollment can't currently be found on the internet anywhere.

Linzy Davis also was listed by the New York Times as a "founder" of the National Elite Athletic Association, a coalition of "prep schools" that were alleged to be diploma mills by the Times.

We'll have more on this story as it develops and as we get more information.

UPDATE: USF Athletics has issued a statement on the matter: "We have been contacted and are aware of concerns involving one of our student-athletes. We have initiated a review of the matter and have asked the NCAA to assist us.  The student-athlete was completely certified and cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to enrolling. "

Note: USF Athletics responded to a previous version of this story with "We have no expectation of a Letter of Inquiry." That sentence of the story has been removed.

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