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By Tom Hays 

College basketball fixer describes 'black op' payments

 

October 11, 2018



NEW YORK (AP) — A cadre of fixers in the world of college basketball conducted covert "black ops" to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret cash payments to the families of top prospects like DeAndre Ayton to lure them to major programs, a former Adidas consultant testified Wednesday at a corruption trial.

Asked whose families he brokered deals with, Thomas "T.J." Gassnola ticked off a list of five names, including Ayton, who attended Arizona for his freshman season before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns, and Brian Bowen Jr., who committed to Louisville before departing without p...



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