By GRANT MEECH
KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
12:10 AM EDT, May 5, 2013
The University of Kansas is investigating a report that former KU guard Ben McLemore's AAU coach and mentor received payments from a sports agency.
USA Today published a story that Rodney Blackstock, the founder of a sports mentoring agency from North Carolina, made payments to Darius Cobb who was McLemore's AAU coach and was involved in his childhood in St. Louis.
The University said they are reviewing that matter.
Cobb told the paper that Blackstock gave him $10,000 and two trips to Los Angeles where McLemore's cousin was in attendance at meetings regarding the guard's NBA future.
The gifts from the agent could put McLemore's amateur status, at the time, in jeopardy due to NCAA Rules regarding gifts and payments from sports agents.
McLemore declared for the NBA Draft last month after KU's exit from the NCAA Tournament.