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ACC Roundup - Three Big Stories

Okogie and Bey and Bowen, oh my!

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NCAA Basketball: NIT Championship-Georgia Tech vs Texas Christian
Mar 30, 2017; New York, NY, USA; TCU Horned Frogs guard Alex Robinson (25) is fouled driving to the basket by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Josh Okogie (5) during the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NIT Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
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Three major developments in the ACC Thursday, one for this season, one possibly for this season and one for next.

First, Georgia Tech suspended Josh Okogie and Tadrick Jackson indefinitely for accepting clothes, meals and transportation.

Apparently Josh Pastner found out and self-reported the violations.

There’s an NCAA line of $750, above which the penalty is more severe. Okogie is on the top side; Jackson is on the lower end.

Tech’s hope is that self-reporting will minimize the penalties and it’s potentially a big hit. Tech wasn’t very good offensively last season and Okogie was the team’s leading scorer as a freshman with 16.1 while Jackson kicked in 12.1. They need all they can get from those guys.

As for the future, State picked up a commitment from 6-7 Saddiq Bey of Sidwell School in D.C.

With four four-star recruits and three solid transfers, not to mention Braxton Beverly who will have to sit out this season unless something changes, State will overhaul its team almost completely next year.

Good news for Louisville’s Brian Bowen - the NCAA has cleared him.

Oh wait, that’s the FBI that’s cleared him. The NCAA might not be so easy. Or maybe just less predictable.

Anyway, jail’s off the table so whatever else happens life just got better. Now Louisville can do its investigation (the FBI asked them to hold off) and Bowen’s attorney sounds surprisingly optimistic.

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