Report alleges NCAA violations for USF men's basketball
A report from AOL sports site Fanhouse.com alleges multiple NCAA violations from USF's men's basketball program, most of them involving Terrelle Woody, the team's video and conditioning assistant and a longtime friend and trainer of Bulls forward Gus Gilchrist.
The Fanhouse report, citing former USF players and assistants and unnamed school sources, alleges that Woody provided improper transportation to Gilchrist, including driving him home to Maryland after the spring semester, and that Woody oversaw open-gym workouts with USF players and provided coaching beyond what is allowed by a non-coaching staff member. The report also alleges that Heath and assistant coach Jeremy Cox watched a practice with nine USF players using basketballs in August, something the NCAA doesn't allow until mid-September.
USF coach Stan Heath either denied to Fanhouse the allegations made in the report or said he had no knowledge of them. The report also states that former USF guards Jesus Verdejo and Gaby Belardo had $7,760 in property stolen from their apartment in April, and that current USF players may have been involved in the alleged theft. A criminal report was filed in April, according to Fanhouse, but no charges were filed.
Heath, who was in South Carolina on Wednesday preparing for his team's game against Davidson on Thursday, did not return a message seeking comment on Fanhouse's allegations Wednesday night. USF's athletic department was also given the opportunity to comment, but declined to do so.