Wichita State self-reported an NCAA violation surrounding the recruitment of Texas A&M transfer guard Peyton Allen and imposed self-sanctions involving the reduction of two recruiting days and taking away one of the basketball program’s 12 allowed official visits.
Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the development.
According to Dauster, Wichita State was only allowed to pay for Allen’s flight and hotel room on July 31, the day he visited the university, and nothing more.
In what is being called an “inadvertent and unintentional” violation, the university also funded the actual visit to the campus and took Allen and his family out to dinner. That constitutes a Level 3 violation and per Dauster, the NCAA has accepted Wichita State’s self-imposed sanctions.
Allen will now sit out this season before suiting up for the Shockers in 2016-17, having averaged 4.5 points per game for the Aggies last year. Hopefully, there are no more bumps in the road along the way for him.
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