The NCAA has asked questions about Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere’s guardian, CBS Sports reported Tuesday.
An NCAA staffer asked former Memphis-based AAU coach Keith Easterwood about guardian Gerald Hamilton.
The staffer, assistant director of amateurism Jack Britton, asked about Hamilton’s reported interest in learning how to make money off high-profile basketball prospects.
In a story posted Tuesday, CBS reporter Gary Parrish quoted two questions Britton emailed to Easterwood:
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"Has Mr. Hamilton ever texted you asking for your help in finding someone that could advance Mr. Hamilton a sum of money related to Skal Labissiere?"
"Did Mr. Hamilton ever inquire to you about how he could procure a ‘shoe’ deal for Skal Labissiere?"
In November 2014, Parrish wrote a story about Hamilton’s interest in a player’s money-making potential.
"One of the things he asked me was 'How can I make money off a basketball player?'" Parrish quoted Easterwood as saying in November.
Hamilton, who UK says is not available for comment, told ESPN.com last week that the NCAA had not yet made a decision on Labissiere’s eligibility.
UK has said it will not comment on any player’s eligibility until the season’s first game, which is Nov. 13.