The rising basketball star says cashing that check was an honest mistake and now state lawmakers are getting involved.
The 6’4 forward Maori Davenport has been called one of the best basketball players in the country.
She has already committed to Rutgers University, but there is still work to be finished on the court.
She was recently banned from the game she loves because she was sent a $857 check from USA basketball for playing on team USA in an international tournament.
Davenport’s coach at Charles Henderson High School is devastated.
Regardless of the support from lawmakers and professional athletes, the association is standing by their rule in this statement… quote “if exceptions are made, there would no longer be a need for an Amateur Rule.”
As of now the Alabama Department of Education says they’re staying out of it.