Deandre Ayton Named in College Basketball Corruption Case
Former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola testified yesterday that he’d secretly given money to the families of five college basketball recruits — including Phoenix Suns star Ayton, 2018’s No. 1 overall draft pick. The FBI’s federal college basketball corruption case against Adidas representatives follows a disputed February report claiming Ayton’s Arizona Wildcats coach, Sean Miller, was caught on wiretap discussing six-figure payments for the hot recruit. Those following the pay-for-play scandal are anxious to see if the Arizona connection comes up today as Gassnola’s testimony continues.