For the first time since the FBI raided Andy Miller’s ASM agency, names of college basketball players have been revealed. The latest Yahoo Sports report by Pete Thamel and Pat Forde features three players from Kentucky: Bam Adebayo, Nerlens Noel and Kevin Knox.
Adebayo is listed on an ASM balance sheet with the heading, “Loans to Players.” Entered simply as “BAM,” one balance sheet attributes $12,000 to Bam; another states he received $36,500 and includes a “bad loan” annotation. Adebayo did not sign with ASM.
On another balance sheet from 2015 that includes more than 50 names of former college basketball players, it states Noel received a $4,350 loan.
The only current Kentucky player in any of the documents, Kevin Knox, is not on a “Loans to Players” spreadsheet. Knox’s name shows up in Christian Dawkins’ expense reports. The agent sought reimbursement for meals purchased for a dozen players. Duke’s Wendell Carter and Alabama’s Collin Sexton are other notable names in Dawkins’ expense reports.
“There’s nothing wrong with meeting with an agent,” Atlanta-based lawyer Stu Brown told Yahoo. “But then it becomes a question of who pays for the meal.”
Yahoo provided extensive documents detailing the exchanges between ASM and players, but they did not share the Kevin Knox expense report.
Read the entire Yahoo Report by Forde and Thamel to see the many other players implicated, starting with Dennis Smith Jr., Miles Bridges and Josh Jackson.