Texas compliance officials monitored the recruitment of star basketball recruit Brian Bowen Jr. in real time, and school officials believe there were no NCAA violations committed, according to two sources.
Bowen’s father, Brian Sr., testified on Friday that former UT assistant Mike Morrell once offered to “help me with housing” during the recruitment of his son. Brian Bowen Sr. also detailed specific financial offerings from other schools, including Oklahoma State and Arizona.
Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte told the American-Statesman on Friday he was aware of Bowen’s recruitment and the steps compliance took.
In a statement distributed by UT, Del Conte said, “In response to the NCAA Board of Governors memo last year charging institutions to examine their men’s basketball programs for possible rules violations, our compliance office conducted a review and did not find any information that substantiates the recent testimony at the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.
“We will monitor the information from the court proceedings and continue to cooperate fully should there be any requests from the NCAA,” Del Conte added.
Bowen’s recruitment is at the heart of a federal investigation about college basketball recruiting.
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