Georgia Tech Basketball Accused Of "High-Level" Recruiting Violations By NCAA

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Georgia Tech Basketball Accused Of "High-Level" Recruiting Violations By NCAA

Former NBA and Georgia Tech star Jarrett Jack is accused of giving recruits, including current Chicago Bulls rookie forward Wendell Carter Jr., money to spend at the strip club during their visits to Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech confirmed its men's basketball program has been served notice of three alleged violations of NCAA rules, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura. ESPN reported that former Georgia Tech star and National Basketball Association veteran Jarrett Jack was also involved, specifically with providing two former players - including Chicago Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. - with cash for a strip club visit.

The NCAA also claims LaBarrie misled or lied to the NCAA and Georgia Tech about his knowledge or role in the alleged violations and attempted to convince the member of the team to do the same.

The NCAA found that in November 2016 - six months after his hire to join Pastner's staff - LaBarrie took a prospect on an official visit and a team member to a strip club, and both were provided with $300 cash, and also facilitated an improper recruiting contact with a person described in the notice as a representative of the school's athletics interest.

The NCAA further alleged that LaBarrie provided false information to the association, tried to influence the team member to provide false information and tried to hide his attempt to influence the team member.

The school said in a statement that accompanied its disclosure of the allegations it would not have further comment "because the NCAA process remains open".

The former coach is Darryl LaBarrie, who was removed from the program at the start of the 2017-18 season. Bell is also accused of providing $1,400 to those former players, and later trying to pay the potential transfer so he would attend Georgia Tech.

The NCAA also declared Bell, a resident of Tucson, Arizona, as a booster of Georgia Tech's athletic interests, despite objections from university officials.

The allegations against Bell led to an exchange of lawsuits between Pastner and Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley. The notice of allegations doesn't explicitly name Pastner or blame him, though the alleged violations occurred on his watch.

LaBarrie denied all charges, according to the Journal-Constitution. At the end of last season, Moore announced his plans to transfer from Georgia Tech with two years of eligibility remaining.

Although Georgia Tech lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC tournament Tuesday, Pastner was still in Charlotte when news of the violations broke Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The hypocrisy is stunning. "Georgia Tech's actions with respect to Coach Joseph are emblematic of the persistent double standard for men and women across collegiate athletics".