The NCAA has contacted each school recruiting the country’s top-ranked high school basketball prospect, Shabazz Muhammad, and made them aware of financial dealings that could compromise Muhammad’s amateur status, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.
The NCAA is interested in connections between Muhammad’s family and financial advisers Benjamin Lincoln and Ken Kavanagh, CBS said. Lincoln is a North Carolina-based financial planner whose brother, Geoff Lincoln, is an assistant coach for Muhammad’s high school team in Las Vegas. Kavanagh is a New York-based financial planner. Muhammad, 6-foot-6 from Las Vegas’ Gorman High, is considering Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UNLV, UCLA and USC. The NCAA has told the schools they are free to continue recruiting Muhammad, but the amateurism issues could affect eligibility.