Lamont Evans

Former USC basketball assistant coach took bribes, documents allege

Former South Carolina men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans was among four assistants arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer college players toward certain sports agents and financial advisers, federal authorities said.

While at South Carolina and later at Oklahoma State, Evans received at least $22,000 in bribes, according to court documents.

Evans was an assistant at South Carolina under Frank Martin from 2012-16, before being hired at Oklahoma State in April 2016. Oklahoma State announced Tuesday that Evans was suspended indefinitely.

Evans was hired at Oklahoma State when Brad Underwood, also a former Gamecocks assistant, became head coach. Evans remained on staff when Mike Boynton, a former South Carolina player and coach, was promoted to head coach in March, after Underwood’s departure to Illinois.

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