LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Kansas officials are checking to see if basketball coach Bill Self's brief encounter with a top recruit might constitute an NCAA infraction.
Self agrees he said hello to John Wall, a 6-foot-4 guard who had just played in a high school tournament in Springfield, Mo. It happened during an evaluation period last week when college coaches are not allowed contact with prospects other than to exchange greetings.
``We are aware of the report, and the administration is looking into it,'' said Chris Theisen, a Kansas spokesman.
Wall is rated the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com. The Springfield News-Leader said the exchange took place between Self and Wall outside Wall's locker room after a game Thursday night.
does, I had to catch a plane. So I went back to tell the coaches, `Congratulations, good win.' I was approached and shook a hand and said, `I can't talk to you, but you played really well.'''
Kansas is in the final year of a three-year NCAA probation for violations in football and men's basketball.
``If that exchange, which is all it was, is a problem, then our administration will deal with it,'' Self said. ``I certainly by no means am I going to deny that basically that happened. But the reason I was back in the back was to say hi to the coaches after the game.''
The question is whether the NCAA would consider Self and Wall's exchange as contact.

Recent NCAAB Discussions

nba plays for mon 12/5 on Mon, Dec 2016 by sharkey11
added nba play on Mon, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
NBA Trends Monday, December 5th, 2016 on Mon, Dec 2016 by Blade
NBA Betting Roadmap, Week 7 on Mon, Dec 2016 by Blade
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail UConn vs. Syracuse Pick Will No. 22 Syracuse have any trouble with a banged-up Connecticut team when they meet up at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Upset-minded UCLA visits Kentucky Kentucky and UCLA don’t receive the chance to come together very often. That merely adds to the excitement preceding this afternoon’s clash of the titans at Rupp...
Thumbnail Longhorns mired in extended slump After starting the season ranked No. 21 in the country, Texas has lost three in a row. Will Shaka Smart’s troops be able to reverse course against Alabama?
Thumbnail Edwardsville vs. Indiana Pick Will No. 13 Indiana have a letdown showing when it plays host to SIU-Edwardsville tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Cincinnati vs. Iowa St. Pick Will No. 19 Iowa State stay perfect at home when it plays host to Cincinnati tonight at 9PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages