Former college basketball assistant Lamont Evans gets 3-month prison sentence in corruption case

Former Oklahoma State and South Carolina men’s basketball assistant coach Lamont Evans, who pleaded guilty to accepting $22,000 in bribes to funnel top players to agents and financial advisers, was sentenced Friday in federal court in New York to three months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos handed down the sentence a day after another former coach, Emmanuel “Book” Richardson, formerly of the University of Arizona, also was sentenced to three months in federal prison.

However, though the Jamaica-born Evans, 41, has lived most of his life in the U.S., he is not a citizen and likely faces deportation, according to Yahoo Sports.

On Wednesday, former USC assistant Tony Bland avoided prison in the wide-ranging federal case stemming from a pay-for-play scandal. Bland was sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

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