Former players from the Clemson University and University of South Carolina men’s basketball programs received payments from agents, according to financial records discovered during a federal investigation and obtained by Yahoo Sports.
According to balance sheets and expense reports collected from ASM Sport, a sports agency operated by former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller, former Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame and former USC guard P.J. Dozier were paid $1,100 and $6,115, respectively, while in school.
According to the documents, Miller’s former associate Christian Dawkins requested reimbursement for meals with Blossomgame and his family on March 8, 2016. He also alleges to have paid for a flight for “Jaron Blossomgame’s mentor” six days later.
Blossomgame played for Clemson from 2012 to 2017.
The report also mentions current South Carolina Brian Bowen, on claims that his father received money. However, that incident happened when Bowen was being brought into Louisville, and did not involve any member of USC's staff.
University of South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner issued the following statement on the Yahoo report:
"We first learned of the allegations in the Yahoo Sports report last night, and remain committed to cooperating with the NCAA and the DOJ," Tanner wrote.
The NCAA does not prohibit all contact with agents, but players are disallowed from accepting any benefit, whether monetary or a gift, while enrolled.