View Full Version : Kansas' Silvio De Sousa mentioned in FBI subpoena sent to Univ of Maryland

07-06-2018, 03:28 PM

The University of Maryland has received a subpoena from the FBI requesting information about the school's recruitment of Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, according to a report Friday from Yahoo Sports.

De Sousa, who averaged 4.0 points in 20 games for KU last season, has been mentioned in the FBI's investigation into college basketball previously. According to an indictment filed by the FBI in April, De Sousa's guardian was said to have benefited from illegal payments, which were made without the knowledge of KU.

Fenny Falmagne, who serves as De Sousa's guardian, denied that allegation to The Star on April 11, saying, "He did not take any money. We did not take any money."

A story by the Baltimore Sun indicated that Maryland, sponsored by Under Armour and coached by former KU player Mark Turgeon, was considered the favorite for De Sousa and used the word "surprise" in the story's headline. Falmagne is also the guardian of Bruno Fernando, a childhood friend of De Sousa's from Angola who played for Maryland last season.

Under Armor is now in the cross hairs of the FBI Basketball investigation.