Re: 2010 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball - 5th edition
‘Report’ Alleges Kentucky Paid for Davis; Durand Johnson Announces Top Six
By Adam Zagoria on August 04, 2010, 4:29PM
A completely unsubstantiated report from the Chicago Sun-Times alleges that Kentucky paid $200,000 to get Anthony Davis, a 6-foot-10 rising senior from Chicago Perspectives Charter.
“We haven’t asked anyone for anything and no one has offered us anything,” Anthony Davis Sr. told the paper.
Davis Sr. did not answer a phonecall or text message Wednesday afternoon.
Jevon Maymon, Davis”s AAU coach, said by text, “I don’t know anything about this.”
The Sun-Times offered no concrete evidence or proof that Kentucky paid for Davis, who burst onto the national scene this spring and summer after growing eight inches in the last year.
The paper cited “rumors/sources” on its Website, offering no evidence of the payment.
“It’s a little unfair for a kid to have to listen to those type of rumors if they aren’t true,” recruiting analyst Joe Henricksen told the Sun-Times.
Davis Sr. said his son has chosen a school, but will not disclose which one.
The Sun-Times and a Kentucky blog cite unnamed sources saying he has chosen Kentucky.
Davis said at the Peach Jam that his final three were Kentucky, Ohio State and Syracuse. He has visited the first two, but not Syracuse.
He also visited DePaul unofficially Monday, but it remains unclear if the Blue Demons are in the mix.
“Yes, it’s the LeBron wait and see time,” the father said Tuesday night by text, indicating that everyone must wait and see what his son announces.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.