Georgia Tech self-reported NCAA guidelines violations Thursday, following an inner investigation into further advantages acquired by senior Tadric Jackson and sophomore Josh Okogie of the boys’s basketball staff.
Jackson and Okogie will probably be withheld from video games indefinitely, pending the NCAA’s decision.
“Nothing is more important to me than having an atmosphere of compliance,” head coach Josh Pastner mentioned. “This isolated situation can and will be a learning opportunity for our entire program. We’re moving ahead and looking forward to having Tadric and Josh back in game action early this season.”
According to the varsity, each gamers acquired attire, meals and transportation from a person who wasn’t employed by the athletic division or a booster. Okogie acquired lower than $750 value of advantages, and Jackson’s advantages totaled lower than $525.
“While we never want to learn that NCAA rules violations have occurred, I applaud Coach Pastner and our compliance staff for taking immediate action as soon as these violations came to light,” athletic director Todd Stansbury mentioned. “I continue to be proud of the culture of compliance within our men’s basketball program and across the board here at Georgia Tech. As a department, we will use this as an opportunity to review our protocols and our educational efforts and will continue to prioritize compliance with NCAA rules.”
Neither participant will journey with the staff to China for subsequent Friday’s season opener in opposition to UCLA.
Okogie led the staff in scoring final season, averaging 16.1 factors and 5.four rebounds as a freshman. Jackson averaged 12.1 factors.