According to Norwich Bulletin, Providence commit Kris Dunn is being investigated by the state’s high school governing body because he was in a video promoting a new Adidas shoe with UCONN freshman Andre Drummond.
In the video, Dunn, while holding a shoe, says, “I like to run up and down the court and with these shoes I’d probably run faster, make better decisions out there. If you get more speed, you can see things quicker.”
Drummond looks into the camera and says, “I want them.”
It is not known whether any player accepted payment for their appearance.
Dunn is facing an investigation by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which governs high school sports in the state. CIAC Associate Executive Director Paul Hoey said he has reviewed the video and that an investigation could take several weeks.
This is what makes no sense whatsoever:
“The bylaw states: The individual’s involvement in this type of activity was initiated prior to his or her enrollment in a member institution.”
Neither Drummond nor Dunn qualifies beyond the first condition
Uh, Dunn has only given a verbal to Providence. He has not signed a LOI or has enrolled whatsoever.
The Day isn’t buying it either regarding Drummond.
UConn refuted a published report from earlier today that freshman Andre Drummond jeopardized his eligibility by appearing in a promotional video for a basketball shoe while attending an adidas summer camp in Houston.
The article also has some info regarding Dunn.
When reached Wednesday evening, John Seldon, Kris’ father, said that he is confident that his son did nothing wrong.
“Kris was never paid anything,” Seldon said.
Seldon added that Providence College coach Ed Cooley contacted Kris Wednesday afternoon and told him he had “nothing to worry about.”
Nothing to see here, move on.