MILTON, Ga. - The Georgia High School Association ruled Tuesday that Milton High School basketball will have to forgo postseason play this year and will have to pay a fine after it found evidence of “undue” influence of basketball recruits.
According to a release on the association’s website, investigators found evidence that non-students were being invited to practice with the team in an effort to evaluate potential talent. Investigators also said they found evidence that team leaders helped facilitate housing for basketball prospects and offered them help to determine their collegiate prospects before they were officially on the team.
The ruling comes after the school voluntarily self-reported violations, which prompted coach David Boyd to resign his position last month. Boyd previously told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik he did nothing wrong and never tried to influence potential prospects.
The GHSA said it found no evidence that Boyd ever initiated contact with recruits, nor did it find evidence that recruits who transferred to the school weren’t living in Milton.
The GHSA said any past violations that come to light could result in future penalties.
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