Texas coach Shaka Smart's biggest offseason has been declared eligible for play by the NCAA. "After evaluating all available information, the NCAA determined the assistance Greer Love provides to Mohamed Bamba does not violate rules. Bamba remains certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center," a Tuesday statement from the league read. Bamba, a five-star center, is set to join the Longhorns this summer after signing with the program in May. He ranks as the nation's No. 3 player and No. 2 center, according to ESPN. Bamab's eligibility came into question when his brother accused the Texas signee of accepting improper benefits in the form of cash and gifts from his financial advisor. Ibrahim Johnson recorded a 20-plus minute Facebook Live video late last month detailing Bamba's involvement in the recruiting violations. He said in the video he reported Bamba to the NCAA. "He's not going to play this year," Johnson said. "I'm not going to lie to you. I exposed that kid."
NCAA rules Texas five-star center Mohamed Bamba eligible to play
Dallas Morning News | Jul 11