Last night, news broke of recruiting violations that happened at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets basketball program involving former assistants under current head coach Josh Pastner.
One of the allegations released were that the Georgia Tech assistant coaches took a recruit to a strip club and was given $300 cash to use at said strip club.
The recruit involved?
According to Jeff Goodman, it is former Duke Blue Devils player Wendell Carter Jr and the assistant who took him on the trip was former Georgia Tech guard and NBA player Jarrett Jack.
Wendell Carter was the recruit taken to a strip club by a Georgia Tech assistant, sources told @Stadium. The booster in question was former Georgia Tech guard Jarrett Jack. https://t.co/8sLkRZhskx— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 15, 2019
It seems that Georgia Tech might get the hammer thrown down on them for trying their best and landing some of the nation’s top recruits. And they’re not good at landing recruits, and they’re not good at basketball, so it makes this scandal even more worse.
In theory, this should not affect Duke and Wendell Carter’s time there, since he has been linked to no wrongdoing by Duke themselves. Then again, if he’s found by the NCAA to have taken impermissible benefits, it could put his eligibility into question for the 2017-18 season, where Duke went
For what it’s worth, Carter was linked to the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption.
Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner is not facing any charges in this current investigation, and he reportedly remains in good standing with the NCAA. You may recall he worked with John Calipari briefly. Pastner was actually planning to come to Kentucky before Memphis hired him to be their next head coach.