DeAndre Ayton is a once in a generation talent, as Sean Miller has so elegantly put it.
Ayton is so talented, in fact, that Miller was reportedly willing to drop $100,000 to ensure he came to Arizona.
According to an ESPN report, an FBI wiretap intercepted a conversation between Miller and infamous agent Christian Dawkins, in which the Wildcats coach offered money for Ayton's services.
Sources: Wiretaps show Arizona coach Sean Miller talked payment https://t.co/8J4JoOXrI8— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) February 24, 2018
Ayton is projected to be a top-5 pick in next year's NBA draft. This investigation is unlikely to effect him, other than forcing him to miss a few games should the NCAA feel inclined to act on these allegations immediately.
The ESPN report details the events as follows: "
Breaking: Sources say FBI wiretaps intercepted Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins discussing a payment of $100,000 to ensure star freshman DeAndre Ayton signed with Arizona. pic.twitter.com/TUajew2ouu— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 24, 2018