Arizona basketball resumes practice amid bribery, fraud scandal
Jason Barr , Erica Weston
10:07 PM, Sep 28, 2017
10:08 PM, Sep 28, 2017
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona Basketball resumed practice today, just two days after a college basketball bribery scandal resulted in the arrest of assistant coach Emanuel Richardson.
Players could be seen leaving McKale Center. Senior guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright confirmed that head coach Sean Miller was in at practice, despite the loss of his longtime assistant. The University has begun the dismissal process of Richardson following numerous chargers of bribery and fraud.
There is still no makeup date for media day, and Head Coach Sean Miller has yet to release a statement. Today at Indiana University media day, Sean's brother Archie, a former Arizona Associate Head Coach and now Hoosiers Head Coach said, "When it comes to Arizona, there is a lot of pride with my family. I've only talked to Sean one time to add my support."
Also being seen leaving McKale was Rawle Alkins in a cast and scooter. Alkins had surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken foot that he suffered during a voluntary practice with teammates. Alkins is coming off a broken finger that he injured during the NCAA Tournament.
Arizona did practice late this summer, as the team traveled abroad for a preseason trip to Spain.