While the prospect was on campus for his official visit, a former assistant coach arranged for the prospect and his student-athlete host to interact with a booster, who was a former Georgia Tech basketball student-athlete and at the time played for the local NBA team. The plans included a visit to the booster’s home, a trip to a strip club and a free meal at a lounge owned by a local NBA player. The booster got the prospect and host into the club without paying a cover. Once inside the club, the booster provided the prospect and the host with $300 each to spend at the club.
The committee stated firmly that adult entertainment has no place in the recruiting process because coaches and others in a position of trust are responsible for the well-being of high school students visiting their campus.Who exactly are they talking about? Jarrett Jack is the reported booster in question who tried to show Wendell Carter a good time in Atlanta. The other violations happened when another booster began providing shoes, clothes, meals and lodging in excess of $2,424. The consequences Georgia Tech must face for breaking the rules:
- A 2019-20 postseason ban for Georgia Tech
- Four years of probation with one scholarship reduction each year.
- A fine of $5,000 plus 2% of the men’s basketball program budget.
- Vacation of wins for one season.
- No official visits may be conducted during home games for the first two years of probation.