Citing anonymous sources familiar with the evidence, ESPN's report says that Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps intercepted phone calls between Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, who worked for agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports.
Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretaps revealed Arizona Wildcats men's basketball coach Sean Miller discussed a $100,000 payment to prized recruit Deandre Ayton, ESPN reported Friday.
"The telephone calls between Miller and Dawkins were among 3,000 hours of conversations intercepted from Dawkins' phone alone by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".More news: Pakistan in denial mode after inclusion into 'terror' list
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Head coach Sean Miller has not been charged with-nor accused of-any misconduct and he has been fully cooperative and supportive of our efforts to determine the facts in pursuit of the truth. He is averaging 19.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, and is expected to be a Top 5 pick in this summer's National Basketball Association draft.
Director of Basketball Operations Ryan Reynolds, associate head coach Joe Pasternack, head coach Sean Miller, assistant coaches Emanuel Richardson and Mark Phelps, Dusan Ristic #14 and Lauri Markkanen #10 of the Arizona Wildcats look on from the bench late in the championship game of the 2016 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament against the Butler Bulldogs at the Orleans Arena on November 25, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arizona's administration came out in strong support for Miller after the scandal broke back in September with both athletic director Dave Heeke and president Robert C. Robbins both giving the program and Miller their full backing. "I told him if we can work together and if he can push for us to get (Hoosiers) Thomas Bryant and OG Anunoby two projected first rounders from IU this year we can work something out". Star point guard Allonzo Trier recently was declared ineligable by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance. Originally from Bahamas, Ayton was the consensus top-ranked recruit in the 2017 signing class, ultimately choosing to play at Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky.