Mark this hire down under “things the NCAA should find suspicious”. Charles Bassey’s legal guardian, Hennssy Auriantal, has been offered a pretty penny to come help coach his de facto child at Western, according to the Courier Journal:
Top Western Kentucky basketball recruit Charles Bassey’s legal guardian is about to receive a salary from WKU equal to the team’s highest-paid assistant coach.
The school has proposed to pay Hennssy Auriantal $200,004 annually, according to numbers provided to the Courier Journal by the university on Thursday.
Not only is Auriantal less experienced than the other WKU assistants, his ties to the AAU circuit and Yes II Success, an organization that brings international players to the US, have drawn the ire of the NCAA already.
Another of the players originally tied to Yes II Success was current WKU forward Moustapha Diagne, who attended high school in New Jersey.
Diagne missed WKU’s first 16 games this past season while the NCAA investigated his ties to Auriantal.
Hiring a coach of questionable repute who is also the guardian of your prized recruit? Sounds like FBI catnip to me. And it’s a killer rhyme.