Monday, July 26, 2010
Tubby Smith Accuses Memphis Coach of Violation
Tubby Smith is accusing Memphis Tigers basketball coach Josh Pastner of committing an illegal recruiting violation for watching Trevor Mbwake play in a summer league game. Pastner came to Minnesota to watch the Best Buy Summer League Classic in Bloomington for some of his potential recruiting targets earlier this month. However, he also stopped at the Howard-Pulley Pro-Am League in St. Paul to watch Mbwake who is considering transferring from Minnesota. The Howard-Pulley Pro-Am League is a non-certified NCAA event and Pastner may have broken an NCAA rule by attending. According to the Pioneer Press, Smith stated "I think they probably misunderstood what the rules were, it might have been miscommunication or something."