The shady recruitment of Charles Bassey just got a lot shadier.
The WKU basketball program released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing the addition of Hennssy Auriantal to its staff.
Auriantal is the controversial figure who brought Bassey and as many as 50 other international prospects to the United States over the last five years. He became Bassey’s official guardian once Bassey left Nigeria, but there are concerns regarding the process in which that happened.
Now, Auriantal is an assistant coach at Western Kentucky, only weeks after Bassey committed to the Hilltoppers and moved to Bowling Green, coincidentally.
“We’re happy to have Hennssy join our program,” Rick Stansbury said in the release. “He brings coaching and playing experience at the D-I level in all areas. Besides that, he’s a terrific person and has a beautiful family. We’re excited to have him as part of our team.”
Yeah, okay. You’re not fooling anyone, Rick.
Read more on Bassey’s situation here.