Even though Will Wade did not have to testify in the latest college basketball corruption trial, he’s still looking like a fool in federal court.
Today a recording of a conversation with Arizona assistant Book Richardson revealed that Wade had plenty of money reserved for Naz Reid. According to Yahoo, Wade told Richardson, “Look, there’s a deal in place, I got $300,000 for him.”
Unlike the “strong-ass offer” for Javonte Smart, Reid’s has a specific dollar amount attached. It must have been enough. The McDonald’s All-American averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to help take the Tigers to the Sweet 16.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t the most ridiculous thing that happened in the trial today.
Unlike most of the people involved in this scandal, Richardson was not entirely funded by shoe companies. The Arizona assistant was dipping into his retirement savings to pay for players. Unfortunately the Yahoo story does not have the video evidence from trial that shows four different assistants with cash-filled envelopes.
The circus is getting wilder by the day.