The mentor of former Kentucky target and current Texas signee Mo Bamba has responded to allegations that he provided illegal benefits for the 6-foot-11 big man.
Bamba started appearing in headlines Thursday after his brother, Ibrahim Johnson, went on Facebook Live to report the violations in an expletive-laced video.
WARNING: The video below is NSFW due to very foul language. Please use discretion when viewing.
Johnson states that Bamba took gifts from a man named Greer Love. Love, who was an approved family point-of-contact throughout Bamba’s recruitment, responded to the allegations on Thursday afternoon.
“When Mo asked me to guide him and help coordinate the logistics of his recruitment,” Love told 247Sports, “I immediately engaged the former Chief Compliance Officer of two Big 10 / Big 12 schools, who provided frequent consultation on a variety of matters. Doing things the right way has been our top priority since day one. Mo’s got way too much to lose to take any chances on anything even remotely impermissible. With my 9-year, pre-existing relationship on the line with Mo personally, let alone his college eligibility, I took several additional measures to ensure that Mo was fully compliant every step of the way.”
The University of Texas also released a statement Thursday morning.
“As is usual practice by the NCAA, Mo’s amateur status was previously reviewed and final certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA has not informed us of any pending issues or eligibility concerns at this time regarding Mo. If there are further questions, we certainly will cooperate with the NCAA to the fullest,” the statement read.