ATLANTA -- A huge college basketball scandal continues to unravel and it could have major implications for some Georgia players.
YAHOO SPORTS just released their investigation and they're naming names. In it, three huge high school players from the Atlanta area are named. According to their report, Malcolm Brogdon, Wendell Carter and Colin Sexton are all linked to the federal investigation.
The allegations are on a steep sliding scale ranging from a lunch or dinner paid for by a sports agent to tens of thousands of dollars in payouts. It all centers around a sports agency called ASM which allegedly targeted talented players and their families early in their careers to try and convince them to sign with the agency.
Brogdon played for Greater Atlanta Christian. His mother is named in the documents for having dinner with an agent for $64.16. Brogdon was NBA rookie of the year last season - and two of the biggest-name high school recruits in the country in 2017.
Carter played for Pace Academy and his mom is also listed for a lunch totaling $106.36 when Carter was a junior in high school. He now plays for Duke.
Sexton played for Pebblebrook and now plays for Alabama. He allegedly also shared a meal with an agent and has already sat one game for violating NCAA rules.
All three are relatively minor in the list of accusations with some players allegedly getting payouts of more than $50,000.
Stu Brown, the attorney interviewed for the Yahoo Sports Investigation, said that's a small investment for an agent who may ultimately take a cut of an NBA contract.
"These guys are making millions of dollars a year," he said. "To put that upfront investment in and then see the playoffs down the line, these agents are making a lot of money off of these kids."
There is still a lot we don't know about the investigation though - it spanned more than 3 years and involved the FBI listening in on more than 300 phone conversations about basketball. And the question is whether more criminal charges come out before the Final 4 tournament - now just weeks away.
The NCAA has a broad list of sanctions they could impose on the teams and the players - anything from vacating wins to limiting their scholarship abilities - but they likely won't make those decisions until all the facts are out.