Seven-footer and top three recruit Mo Bamba has been signed with Texas to play his college basketball, but there was some worry that he wouldn’t be eligible. Those concerns arose when Bamba’s half-brother Ibrahim Johnson claimed in a 20-plus Facebook Live video that Bamba received improper benefits from financial advisor Greer Love.
However, the NCAA has done its homework and says that there was no wrongdoing on either party’s part as Love has acted as an adviser and mentor to Bamba since he participated in Love’s after-school program called Locke’s Lions. Here is the statement from the governing body:
The 7’0″, 216-pound Bamba is the No. 3 overall recruit in the country according to ESPN and is the No. 2 center in the class of 2017. He’s expected to lead the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament and give Shaka Smart his best season yet in Austin.