Remember when Kentucky fans complained for months about John Calipari not recruiting No. 1 prospect DeAndre Ayton hard enough?
Now we know why.
According to ESPN sources, Arizona head coach Sean Miller held phone conversations with Christian Dawkins about a $100,000 payment to “ensure” Ayton ended up at Arizona.
FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government’s evidence told ESPN.
ESPN reports the Miller-Dawkins phone call was just one of over 3,000 hours of conversations on Dawkins’ phone alone, meaning this is likely just scratching the surface on what else is out there.
With this news, it’s almost a certainty Ayton will be declared ineligible, this season will be vacated for the Wildcats, and Sean Miller very may well be fired.
We’re just getting started, folks…