The Duke Blue Devils might be getting into some trouble as the school announced Saturday that it is investigating Coach Mike Krzyzewski for NCAA recruiting violations.
The news broke when forward Alex Poythress told CBSSports.com that Mike Krzyzewski spoke to him earlier in the week while he was in Orlando, Fla., playing in a tournament with his AAU team, the Georgia Stars. Poythress said Krzyzewski offered him a scholarship.
It is against NCAA rules to contact recruits while they are playing in tournaments.
Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said in a statement Saturday that the school is gathering facts and that “proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke Athletics.”
Alex Poythress is a 6-7 forward from Clarksville, Tennessee who is considered one of the top high school recruits in the nation.
Duke avoided a bullet when new assistant coach Jeff Capel was cleared of any charges in the current investigation into his former job at the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners face the chance of losing their program for two years due to committing two separate major recruiting violations in a five year span.
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