Report: Ole Miss basketball player had plane tickets paid for in recruitment

An explosive report saying Georgia Tech players received benefits has a wrinkle that effects Ole Miss.

Markel Crawford transferred to Ole Miss from Memphis in April, but when he was in the process of choosing a new school, had plane tickets paid for by a now former friend of Georia Tech coach Josh Pastner to try and get him to Georgia Tech according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports:

Bell said that after last season, when Crawford announced he was transferring from Memphis, he tried to recruit the talented guard to Georgia Tech to reunite with Pastner. Bell provided a document to CBS Sports that shows he bought two plane tickets — one for Crawford and one for Crawford’s brother — to travel from Memphis to Tucson on April 27. The tickets were $419.10 each. But Crawford committed to Ole Miss on April 20. So Bell said he canceled the tickets, and Crawford never actually made the trip.

Ole Miss also issued a statement in response to the report

Craford was Memphis’ second leading scorer and averaged 12.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

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