Bennie Boatwright Rumors
The following is a list of scheduled attendees for the fifth Sacramento Kings Pre-Draft workout, which will take place at the Kings Practice Facility on Thursday, May 30. Alex Robinson (G – 6’1” 176 lbs.) TCU Justin Wright-Foreman (G – 6’1” 185 lbs.) Hofstra Justin James (G – 6’7” 183 lbs.) Wyoming Jaylen Hoard (F – 6’9” 213 lbs.) Wake Forest Dean Wade (F – 6’10” 225 lbs.) Kansas State Bennie Boatwright (F – 6’10” 232 lbs.) USC
USC‘s Bennie Boatwright will return to school for his senior season, he told FanRag Sports on Monday evening. Boatwright confirmed the news via text message. The 6-10, 230-pound forward averaged 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds last season before being sidelined with injury.
The FBI’s college basketball investigation appeared to possibly impact his return earlier this year. A Yahoo! Sports report released in February, citing documents obtained in the federal case, alleged Boatwright and/or his father, Bennie Sr., had accepted at least $2,000 from an aspiring agent. Metu was also linked to the report but was declared eligible by the school and continued to play for the remainder of the regular season. A school spokesman said Monday that Boatwright has remained eligible, though he did not play due to injury for the rest of the season. “Based on the available documents and multiple interviews, USC was unable to corroborate the information reported by media sources,” a school statement said. “If additional information becomes available, either through documentation or individuals willing to speak to us, we will promptly review it in coordination with the NCAA.”