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"namesake academy" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

06:06 min | 4 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Healed. And Namesake Academy you probably know him best as coach up Serena Williams and Coco Golf he a commentator. He's also the commissioner of the UPS. WHAT DOES UPS? Is the ultimate tennis showdown, which is What are these unsanctioned events occurring during covid? This event is happening June thirteenth through July twelfth at the more Talk Academy on the French Riviera. Players include deficits poss-. Matteo Bertini David Gafa been pair Richard Gasquet so This is another one of these events that's going on while there are new tour events, so we talk with Patrick ups, but also a bit about tennis in twenty twenty. He made some news this week when he talked about. How tennis needs an overhaul. How the? The audience is getting older and we talk about some of the possibilities in plans there. He was We recorded this full disclosure on Wednesday day before apparently, there was a press conference. He was a little bit coy about revealing the specifics of ups, but it does sound like he's going to unveil some of these innovations that that he talked about an in baked herbs so This is a good conversation we agree on some things disagree on others, but think you'll enjoy the next half hour so. So. Here's here's Patrick. Where are you? How are you? Might I get him in south France and I'm good. I'm very busy because we use that. down periods to. Be as creative as possible. Let's talk about that. You also you. You look like you got a haircut. Did yesterday. You have a good eye. Eric Good. You're the lucky ones. So you have. A big week ahead of you. We were talking actually on tennis channel just an hour ago about about. UTSA and some of the players that are going to be in the field. What what's the objectives I mean? It's the players need to play in. Events need to happen. What why do this? I do this because I feel that tennis needs to reinvent itself I know when I said it sounds a bit too much, but I explain explain why. The tennis founded getting older. The Fan base is getting older nothing against people that at a certain point, any fan base has to be renewed. If it's not renewed. People are getting older and older. At some point. It's not gonNa work anymore and when you're busy. Sixty one years old and get one year older every year. You have to start to worry and try to find solutions, so I tried to understand why we were in this situation. I realized that I level. People feel that it was better before that's. That's what I hear every day, and you probably hear the same by the way people tell me this everyday simple. Better before okay, so I ask why because we had better personalities before hand I think I think that it's not true I think we have great personalities in tennis but I think they don't dare anymore expressing their emotions and expressing who they are, it's It's It's all about being politically correct all the time, so it's not very fun for the for new fans, not very appealing. And we get real lot of diversity diverse, still game styles university with the young players, very young women being in Grand Slam finals that we don't have anymore because of rules, all this is because the rules that have been been put in place rules to prevent young players to reach the final grand slams rules. Due To intentional or not, but we destroyed and get rid of the servant players for example he says because of rules also I mean. The uniformization of the surfaces and the code of conduct which is rules also that get rid of the diversity of this person is is on court. And the percents very polished now. And I think it affects the show. The Game of tennis is incredible show of tennis I think is. Very old fashioned. and. Goal is to bring the best from the best. And also to be more modern in the way to showcase is taking into consideration how people consume videos and sports and anything actually today. The the American cliche is that there's a lot to unpack there To! What extent are you differentiating between? When when the ball is in play in when it's not because I'm looking out there and I'm seeing. I saw a sixteen year old that I will call her a girl, and not a woman I saw sixteen year old girl. Addressing a crowd about an issue having nothing to do with tennis and I see a thirty nine year old. Man is is going to get knee surgery, but continue playing in twenty twenty one and I see a much more racially diverse and nationally diverse sport than than I did twenty years ago. I push back on some of that, but I I think your your point when the balls in play. I think is a much different situation. I mean when when do you think we lost? When did we lose these fans? I think so first of all I think the game is extremely slow. I think tennis matches a marathon. You have to sit down and have a almost for the next three hours if not more. And to ask fifteen or twenty or even twenty five or thirty years old good, this is not going to happen. So! That's a big problem. this is about the formats and more than that. It's Long, plus it's. It's very boring for non fan for finding fine because the game. Itself is enough for me. I'm fine. I can watch three hours. Imagine happy, but for someone who's tennis fan. You have to realize that the time. People don't play is much longer at a time when people play. And when they don't play. They're basically a doing this with the towel. They're. They're bouncing the ball choosing the I mean nothing's happening this last so.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

05:39 min | 4 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"Everyone John Wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Our guest is Patrick Barada. Blue is a tennis entrepreneur healed. And Namesake Academy you probably know him best as coach up Serena Williams and Coco Golf he a commentator. He's also the commissioner of the UPS. WHAT DOES UPS? Is the ultimate tennis showdown, which is <hes>. What are these unsanctioned events occurring during covid? This event is happening June thirteenth through July twelfth at the more Talk Academy on the French Riviera. Players include deficits poss-. Matteo Bertini David Gafa been pair Richard Gasquet so <hes>. This is another one of these events that's going on while there are new tour events, so we talk with Patrick ups, but also a bit about tennis in twenty twenty. He made some news this week when he talked about. How tennis needs an overhaul. How the? The audience is getting older and we talk about some of the possibilities in plans there. He was <hes>. We recorded this full disclosure on Wednesday day before apparently, there was a press conference. He was a little bit coy about revealing the specifics of ups, but it does sound like he's going to unveil some of these innovations that <hes> that he talked about an in baked herbs so <hes>. This is a good conversation we agree on some things disagree on others, but <hes> think you'll enjoy the next <hes> half hour so. So. Here's here's Patrick. Where are you? How are you? Might I get him in south France and I'm good. I'm very busy because we use that. <hes> down periods to. Be as creative as possible. Let's talk about that. You also you. You look like you got a haircut. Did yesterday. You have a good eye. Eric Good. You're the lucky ones. So you have. A big week ahead of you. We were talking actually on tennis channel just an hour ago about about. UTSA and some of the players that are going to be in the field. What what's the objectives I mean? It's the players need to play in. Events need to happen. What why do this? I do this because I feel that tennis needs to reinvent itself I know when I said it sounds a bit too much, but I explain explain why. The tennis founded getting older. The Fan base is getting older <hes> nothing against people that at a certain point, any fan base has to be renewed. If it's not renewed. People are getting older and older. At some point. It's not gonNa work anymore and when you're busy. Sixty one years old and get one year older every year. You have to start to worry and try to find solutions, so I tried to understand why we were in this situation. <hes> I realized that <hes> I level. People feel that it was better before that's. That's what I hear every day, and you probably hear the same by the way people tell me this everyday simple. Better before okay, so I ask why because we had better personalities before hand I think <hes> I think that it's not true I think we have great personalities in tennis but I think they don't dare anymore expressing their emotions and expressing who they are, it's <hes>. It's <hes>. It's all about being politically correct all the time, so it's not very fun for the for new fans, not very appealing. And <hes> we get real lot of diversity diverse, still game styles university with the young players, very young women being in Grand Slam finals that we don't have anymore because of rules, all this is because the rules that have been been put in place rules to prevent young players to reach the final grand slams rules. Due To intentional or not, but we destroyed and get rid of the servant <unk> players for example he says because of rules also <hes> <hes> I mean. The uniformization of the surfaces and the code of conduct which is rules also that get rid of the diversity of this person is is on court. And the percents very polished now. And I think it affects the show. The Game of tennis is incredible show of tennis I think is. Very old fashioned. and. Goal is to bring the best from the best. And also to be more modern in the way to showcase is taking into consideration how people consume videos and sports and anything actually today. The the American cliche is that there's a lot to unpack there <hes>. To! What extent are you differentiating between? When when the ball is in play in when it's not because I'm looking out there and I'm seeing. I saw a sixteen year old that I will call her a girl, and not a woman I saw sixteen year old girl. Addressing a crowd about an issue having nothing to do with tennis and I see a thirty nine year old. Man is is going to get knee surgery, but continue playing in twenty twenty one and I see a much more racially diverse and nationally diverse sport than than I did twenty years ago. I push back on some of that, but I I think your your point when the balls in play. I think is a much different situation. I mean when when do you think we lost? When did we lose these fans? I think so first of all I think the game is extremely slow. I think <hes> tennis matches a marathon. You have to sit down and have a almost for the next three hours if not more. And to ask <hes> fifteen or twenty or even twenty five or thirty years old good, this is not going to happen. So! That's a big problem.

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Patrick Mouratoglou on Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Beyond The Baseline

05:40 min | 4 months ago

Patrick Mouratoglou on Ultimate Tennis Showdown

"Everyone John Wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Our guest is Patrick Barada. Blue is a tennis entrepreneur healed. And Namesake Academy you probably know him best as coach up Serena Williams and Coco Golf he a commentator. He's also the commissioner of the UPS. WHAT DOES UPS? Is the ultimate tennis showdown, which is What are these unsanctioned events occurring during covid? This event is happening June thirteenth through July twelfth at the more Talk Academy on the French Riviera. Players include deficits poss-. Matteo Bertini David Gafa been pair Richard Gasquet so This is another one of these events that's going on while there are new tour events, so we talk with Patrick ups, but also a bit about tennis in twenty twenty. He made some news this week when he talked about. How tennis needs an overhaul. How the? The audience is getting older and we talk about some of the possibilities in plans there. He was We recorded this full disclosure on Wednesday day before apparently, there was a press conference. He was a little bit coy about revealing the specifics of ups, but it does sound like he's going to unveil some of these innovations that that he talked about an in baked herbs so This is a good conversation we agree on some things disagree on others, but think you'll enjoy the next half hour so. So. Here's here's Patrick. Where are you? How are you? Might I get him in south France and I'm good. I'm very busy because we use that. down periods to. Be as creative as possible. Let's talk about that. You also you. You look like you got a haircut. Did yesterday. You have a good eye. Eric Good. You're the lucky ones. So you have. A big week ahead of you. We were talking actually on tennis channel just an hour ago about about. UTSA and some of the players that are going to be in the field. What what's the objectives I mean? It's the players need to play in. Events need to happen. What why do this? I do this because I feel that tennis needs to reinvent itself I know when I said it sounds a bit too much, but I explain explain why. The tennis founded getting older. The Fan base is getting older nothing against people that at a certain point, any fan base has to be renewed. If it's not renewed. People are getting older and older. At some point. It's not gonNa work anymore and when you're busy. Sixty one years old and get one year older every year. You have to start to worry and try to find solutions, so I tried to understand why we were in this situation. I realized that I level. People feel that it was better before that's. That's what I hear every day, and you probably hear the same by the way people tell me this everyday simple. Better before okay, so I ask why because we had better personalities before hand I think I think that it's not true I think we have great personalities in tennis but I think they don't dare anymore expressing their emotions and expressing who they are, it's It's It's all about being politically correct all the time, so it's not very fun for the for new fans, not very appealing. And we get real lot of diversity diverse, still game styles university with the young players, very young women being in Grand Slam finals that we don't have anymore because of rules, all this is because the rules that have been been put in place rules to prevent young players to reach the final grand slams rules. Due To intentional or not, but we destroyed and get rid of the servant players for example he says because of rules also I mean. The uniformization of the surfaces and the code of conduct which is rules also that get rid of the diversity of this person is is on court. And the percents very polished now. And I think it affects the show. The Game of tennis is incredible show of tennis I think is. Very old fashioned. and. Goal is to bring the best from the best. And also to be more modern in the way to showcase is taking into consideration how people consume videos and sports and anything actually today. The the American cliche is that there's a lot to unpack there To! What extent are you differentiating between? When when the ball is in play in when it's not because I'm looking out there and I'm seeing. I saw a sixteen year old that I will call her a girl, and not a woman I saw sixteen year old girl. Addressing a crowd about an issue having nothing to do with tennis and I see a thirty nine year old. Man is is going to get knee surgery, but continue playing in twenty twenty one and I see a much more racially diverse and nationally diverse sport than than I did twenty years ago. I push back on some of that, but I I think your your point when the balls in play. I think is a much different situation. I mean when when do you think we lost? When did we lose these fans? I think so first of all I think the game is extremely slow. I think tennis matches a marathon. You have to sit down and have a almost for the next three hours if not more. And to ask fifteen or twenty or even twenty five or thirty years old good, this is not going to happen. So! That's a big problem.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

11:28 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Our system morning rain tapering off in the afternoon there was there is a chance of rain in the afternoon and evening highs today mid upper fifties case CBS news time for forty two let's get back to sixty minutes now on KCBS this was supposed to be the thick of the national treasure those March madness the annual college basketball tournament but on account of the novel coronavirus the tournament was called off the NBA also was suspended indefinitely tonight though and I suspect a basketball not up in the air the undeniable impact of players from Africa success stories abound yet though sadly or exceptions valves rosters of young players first spotted on African playgrounds sometimes simply for their height or brought to the U. S. only be victimized during a year long investigation we follow the Africa to U. S. basketball trail we found it littered with corrupt high schools in shadowy figures who mislead families violate immigration rules and even commit federal crimes it's a great basketball wait it shows no signs of receding he was of all levels high school college pro men's and women's field with players from Africa mostly recruited to come this teenager consider seven foot six inch taco fall of Senegal who has a kid didn't know much about basketball or the country where he was headed I thought that the United States was like New York like everywhere was like me or big buildings and more stars everywhere so I was kind of excited just to see the value of never been out of my country taco is an NBA rookie in with an irresistible personality to match his catchy name the cult favorite he toggles between the Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was E. R. I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men that broker you're coming here did they do right by you I would say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco is given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when taco arrived the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works for us to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to bend the score came Cassie I twenty and there was a gas twenty dead in the hilly so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were there within the hour I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their benefits are your windows school help kako correct his I. twenty visa any went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors group take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa in promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to have to I mean they were like that's where you're going and when you get to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I did I was a little bit curious about its hair and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this ornate building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed images M. I. T.'s iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed well what happened when you got to JFK also the coach he he had inside high school the cost of it it is a high school why okay I'm so so once it will lack academy wise is on high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go I'll go he could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids alternately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make it vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi yeah a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students assistant U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school shuttered overnight and she is now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa to come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the authorization she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country a sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do we have the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is a will is one group called average all right they live in North Carolina use a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven soon we came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school how do I get the case on I will have the basketball training and everything but simply says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were irregular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help you really call back would mean it really fast so I don't want to go right it would have been a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships but he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected and the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teams and a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and high degree to an interview with sixty minutes we arranged for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

12:09 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Some sixty thousand or in New York state more than half of those in New York City the White House is lead response team doctor Deborah Berke side CBS this morning certainly were hoping that there aren't more New York city's a New York metro areas around the country but we have to plan for that hospital ship is due to arrive in New York today here's W. CBS reporter Sean Adams U. S. Naval Hospital comfort will definitely help relieve some of that pressure on New York City hospitals so they can focus on coronavirus patients tough times for Chris Adams who runs a bar that's doing takeout food in Saginaw Michigan we've been in business for almost ninety years I don't think it will come to this degree or level but it definitely took a turn and twist on business Adam says he and his brother are going out of the loan they had to lay off their staff because of the lack of business CBS news update I'm Peter king case CBS news time is four thirty two it's time for a segment from last night's sixty minutes broadcast on CBS this was supposed to be the thick of the national treasure those March madness the annual college basketball tournament but on account of the novel coronavirus the tournament was called off the NBA also was suspended indefinitely tonight though an aspect of basketball not up in the air the undeniable impact of players from Africa success stories abound yet though sadly or exceptions vast rosters of young players first spotted on African playgrounds sometimes simply for their height or brought to the U. S. only be victimized during a year long investigation we follow the Africa to U. S. basketball trail we found it littered with corrupt high schools in shadowy figures who mislead families violate immigration rules and even commit federal crimes it's a great basketball week it shows no signs of receding he was of all levels high school college pro men's and women's field with players from Africa moved who recruited to come this teenager consider seven foot six inch taco fall of Senegal who has a kid didn't know much about basketball or the country where he was headed I've done that the United States was like New York right everywhere was like me are big buildings and more stars everywhere so I was kind of excited just to see the value of never been out of my country taco is an NBA rookie in with an irresistible personality to match his catchy name the cult favorite he toggles between the Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was E. R. I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men the broker you're coming here did they do right by you I would say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco is given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when taco ride the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works was to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to then the school came Cassie I twenty and then once they pass out during the day you know here we go so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were there were there no I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their lives are your windows school help taco correct his I. twenty visa any went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors group take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa in promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to I. twenty into like that's where you're going and when you go to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I did I was a little bit cares about its hair and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this ornate building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed image of MIT's iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed remember what happened when you got to JFK also the coach he he had inside high school the cost of it it is a high school why okay I'm so so once it will lack a cannery wise is on high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go I'll go could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids alternately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make it past majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi yeah a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students assistant U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school started overnight and she is now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the opposition she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle men steered most of the students to other schools across the country a sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is the will is one group called average all right they live in North Carolina is a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven soon we came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school I was gonna get the case on I will have you back will training in there but truly says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were irregular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help you really call back would mean it really fast so I don't want to go right a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships that he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected and the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teams and a Texas community center international correspondent with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and high degree to an interview with sixty minutes we arranged for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel your.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

11:09 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on KCBS All News

"On KCBS this was supposed to be the thick of the national treasure those March madness the annual college basketball tournament but on account of the novel coronavirus the tournament was called off the NBA also was suspended indefinitely tonight though an aspect of basketball not up in the air the undeniable impact of players from Africa success stories abound yet though sadly or exceptions vast rosters of young players first spotted on African playgrounds sometimes simply for their height or brought to the U. S. only be victimized during a year long investigation we follow the Africa to U. S. basketball trail we found it littered with corrupt high schools in shadowy figures who mislead families violate immigration rules and even commit federal crimes it's a great basketball weighed in it shows no signs of receding he was of all levels high school college pro men's and women's field with players from Africa mostly recruited to come this teenager consider seven foot six inch **** fall of Senegal who has a kid didn't know much about basketball or the country where he was headed I thought that the United States was like New York like everywhere was like me are big buildings and more stars everywhere so I was kind of excited just to see because I'm I've never been on my country taco is an NBA rookie in with an irresistible personality to match his catchy name the cult favorite he toggles between the Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was E. R. I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the man that broker you're coming here did they do right by you I would say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco was given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when Tuchel ride the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works was to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to then the school can Cassie I twenty and there was a gas pointed in the hilly so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were there within the hour I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their benefits are your windows school help kako correct his I. twenty visa and he went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors for take the case of blessing edge of four from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa in promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to have to I mean they were like that's where you're going and when you get to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I there was little that cares about its hair and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this ornate building the blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed images M. I. T.'s iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed well what happened when you got to JFK the I saw the coats he he had inside high school the cost of the it is a high school why okay I'm so so once it will lack a cannery wise is on high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play to JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go I'll go I mean I could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this to kids ultimately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who is being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make it vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi I am a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students assistant U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school started overnight and she is now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the opposition she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle men steered most of the students to other schools across the country a sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is a will is one group called Alice all right they live in North Carolina is a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven soon we came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school I would never get a case on I will have the basketball training in there but truly says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were irregular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help you really because I mean it really fast so I don't want to go right a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships that he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected and the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teens and a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and high degree to an interview with sixty minutes we arranged for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel your.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

11:25 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"The Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was E. R. I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men the broker you're coming here today to do right by you I will say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco was given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when taco arrived the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works was to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to dental school came Cassie I twenty and there was a catch up during the day you know here we go so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically their war eagle here within the hour I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their religious or your windows school help kako correct his I. twenty visa and he went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day they are famous for take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa in promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to ask to I mean they were like that's where you're going and when you get to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I do I was a little bit curious about to Tehran and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this story building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed image of MIT's iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed however what happened when you got to JFK I saw the codes he he had inside high school the course of the year is a high school why okay I'm so someone's over mac I kind I mean why is it so high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you got off the plane in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go I'll go could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we failed other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids ultimately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make a vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi and then back again at a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students this is the U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school shuttered overnight and she's now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the authorization she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country your sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is the will is one do they call it average all right they live in North Carolina use a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven sue Lee came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was that the school I was gonna get a case on I will have the basketball training in there but truly says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were a regular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help it really caused by we've made it really fast so I don't want to go do anything within a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships that he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected and the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teens at a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and Hines agreed to an interview with sixty minutes we arrange for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel when asked about about for yeah the same thing to say about we talked to a lot of kids and a lot of people that are you looking down in the week of the Evelyn Mack academy mess the students were uprooted in most had to return to their home countries who is monitoring the schools as they grant so many international visas that falls to ice asked about the abuse of the student visa system they told us they investigate suspicious situations resulting in both criminal sentences in civil sanctions but in the cases we investigated nobody appears to be looking out for the well being of the kids brought here for their athletic skills as for some of the players we followed blessing edge of four had to return to Nigeria because of her mishandled visa but she was able to author happier chapter he made it back it is now a starter at West Virginia Julie dubia just made it back to the U. S. as well in his playing at Navarro college in Texas talk full told us he wants to play a leadership role in cleaning up the same sports pipeline he traveled in the NBA offseasons he plans to return to Africa to talk to players and their families about the U. S. recruitment process what would you tell the sixteen year olds in Africa today about differentiating between the good guys and the bad yes it's hard it's hard to do especially when you're back home and people commissario dram it's hard to turn it down.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

12:15 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

"This was supposed to be the thick of the national treasure those March madness the annual college basketball tournament but on account of the novel coronavirus the tournament was called off the NBA also we suspended indefinitely tonight though and I suspect a basketball not up in the air the undeniable impact of players from Africa success stories abound yet though sadly or exceptions vast rosters of young players first spotted on African playgrounds sometimes simply for their height or brought to the U. S. only be victimized during a year long investigation we follow the Africa to U. S. basketball trail we found it littered with corrupt high schools in shadowy figures who mislead families violate immigration rules and even commit federal crimes it's a great basketball week in it shows no signs of receding teams of all levels high school college pro men's and women's filled with players from Africa most we recruited to come is teenagers consider seven foot six inch **** who falls Senegal who as a kid didn't know much about basketball or the country where he was headed I've done that the United States was like New York like everywhere was like near big buildings and more stars everywhere so I was kind of excited just to see the value I've never been on my country taco is an NBA rookie in with an irresistible personality to match his catchy name the cult favorite he googles between the Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was E. R. I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men that broker you're coming here did they do right by you I will say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco is given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when taco ride the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works was to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to dental school can Cassie I twenty and there was a gas out twenty billion a year later so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were illegal yeah within the hour I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their lives are your windows school help kako correct his I. twenty visa and he went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors group take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa in promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to ask to I mean they were like that's where you're going and when you get to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I do I was a little bit curious about a pair and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this ornate building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed image of MIT's iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed however what happened when you got to JFK the I saw the codes he he had inside high school the close of business it is a high school why okay I'm so someone's over mac I kinda requires you sign high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go I'll go I mean I could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids ultimately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make a vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi I am with him yeah a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students this is the U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school started overnight and she is now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the others I see she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country a sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy it became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is the will is one do call ours all right they live in North Carolina use a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven soon we came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school I was gonna get educational I will have basketball training and everything but simply says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were irregular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help it really caused by food minute really fast so I don't want to go do anything within a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in shabby conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships that he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected in the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teens and a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and high degree to an interview with sixty minutes we arrange for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel your available account for the ball yeah nothing to say about we talked to a lot of kids and a lot of people that are said to use weapons down in the week of the Evelyn Mack academy mess the students were uprooted in most had to return to their home countries who is monitoring the schools as they grant so many international visas that falls to ice asked about the abuse of the student visa system they told us they investigate suspicious situations resulting in both criminal sentences in civil sanctions but in the cases we investigated nobody appears to be looking out for the well being of the kids brought here for their athletic skills.

NBA basketball
"namesake academy" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:48 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make it vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours hi twenty visa hi yeah a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received balkanization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students this is the U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school shuttered overnight and she's now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa to come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches or basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the author's I said she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get these tunes into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not a federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case there is Heinz we found multiple players who said Hines recruited them to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do have the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

11:23 min | 7 months ago

"namesake academy" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"This was supposed to be the thick of the national treasure those March madness the annual college basketball tournament but on account of the novel coronavirus the tournament was called off the NBA also was suspended indefinitely tonight though an aspect of basketball not up in the air the undeniable impact of players from Africa success stories abound yet though sadly are exceptions vast rosters of young players first spotted on African playgrounds sometimes simply for their height or brought to the U. S. only be victimized during a year long investigation we follow the Africa to U. S. basketball trail we found it littered with corrupt high schools in shadowy figures who mislead families violate immigration rules and even commit federal crimes it's a great basketball weighed in it shows no signs of receding he was of all levels high school college pro men's and women's filled with players from Africa most we recruited to come this teenagers consider seven foot six inch **** fall Senegal who has a kid didn't know much about basketball or the country where he was headed I thought that the United States was like New York like everywhere was like near big buildings and more stars everywhere so I was kind of excited just to see because I'm I've never been on my country taco is an NBA rookie in with an irresistible personality to match his catchy name the cult favorite he googles between the Boston Celtics in the Celtics minor league team in Portland Maine many fans wherever he goes but his journey from synagogue eight years ago was not nearly as smooth I was younger I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men the broker you're coming here today to do right by you I would say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco is given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when taco ride the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works for us to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to dental school can Cassie I twenty and there was a Casio twenty days in the hilly so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were there within the hour I can't imagine the stress of each you may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their roofs are you Linda school help kako correct his I. twenty visa any went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors for take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa and promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to I. twenty into like that's where you're going and when you get to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I Dave I was a little bit curious about to Tehran and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this story building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed image of MIT's iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed what happened when you got to JFK also the coach he arm he had a side high school the close of business it is a high school why okay I'm so someone's over mac I kinda requires is on high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go all go could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids alternately it's all the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make a vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi I am a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack head of school and she applied for and received authorization from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students this is the U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school started overnight and she is now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the authorization she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and Evelyn Mack was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country his sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case Eris Hines we found multiple players who said Hines recruited dam to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes so we do B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is the will is one group called Arizona they live in North Carolina use a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven sue Lee came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school I was gonna get it the case on I will have basketball training in there but truly stands when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were irregular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help you really because bye we mean it really fast so I don't want to go right it would have been a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships that he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected in the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teens and a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and Hines agreed to an interview with sixty minutes we arranged for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel and asking about.

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"namesake academy" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

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"namesake academy" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Was not nearly as smooth I was younger I was sixteen I love my mom and my little brother and just leaving them once I got here was really really tough the men the broker you're coming here did they do right by you I will say that they try his first stop was Texas where recruiters promised him a scholarship to get him into the country taco is given an I. twenty F. one visa a federal permission to study at a specific school but when Tuchel ride the recruiters switched him to a different charter school invalidating his visa for some reason there was an issue with the school works was to go to so if you don't go to school you were supposed to go to dental school came Cassie I twenty and there was a gas tornadoes in the here link so you're you're playing for a charter school yeah on a cancelled visa you're basically there were there within the hour I can't imagine the stress of EQ may be deported you may be sent back home for we found recruiters across the country who often double as the players legal guardians playing fast and loose with the immigration rules and we were surprised to learn from immigration and customs enforcement or ice then it falls on the kids to fix their visa status you go to one school in Tennessee and then go to another in Georgia sorry can't help you and then you go to another school in Orlando and they're able to solve their benefits are your windows school help kako correct his I. twenty visa any went on to play at the university of central Florida before making it to the NBA but he knows other African recruits who have had a rougher time of it it's been many times where I feel like some people have been taken advantage of what they bring them here then that's it then they just left for their own and if things don't work out then this day there are rumors group take the case of blessing and you're far from Nigeria at the age of fifteen standing six foot five she was recruited by a scout to come to the U. S. she was armed with an I. twenty visa and promised a full scholarship at the Evelyn Mack academy in North Carolina what were you told about Evelyn Mack academy not that I was going to I. twenty into like that's where you're going and when you go to the airport the coach is going to be there to pick you up and you go online and see the school in North Carolina yes I did I was a little bit curious about a tame and like the P. four so I yeah I did I went online look like a nice place to go to school yes this ornate building that blessing saw online turns out it was a borrowed images M. I. T.'s iconic film library in that misleading website was the least of the lies as blessing found out as soon as her flight landed well what happened when you got to JFK also the codes he he had inside high school the cost of it it is a high school why okay I'm so so once it will lack a family wise is on high school so you flew over expecting go to school in North Carolina you have to play in JFK and they say no no you're going to Paterson New Jersey instead what was that like I was young I was excited to be here for awhile okay wherever you want me to go all go could have argued with them that's right a fifteen year old crossed an ocean only to be intercepted at JFK by a coach she'd never met and told she was not going to North Carolina but rather to Paterson New Jersey coaches there were stacking their basketball teams with talented players from Africa like blessing and we found other schools nation wide bargaining for African basketball players it's very much the wild west in almost every sense of the phrase Scott Rosner sports management professor at Columbia University told us about an entire culture of middle men taking advantage of unsuspecting young athletes from Africa what would motivate a recruiter coach you say middle man to do this two kids ultimately it's all about the money flowing into the system and they can monetize their connections and their place in the overall basketball world in case after case middle men are after a cut of future earnings as much as forty percent in one contract we learned about bear in mind the average NBA salary it's now almost eight million dollars it's pure unbridled greed ultimately in many cases it's the young person who's being exploited and it's certainly off of their labor and and their skill how damaging is this to the kids involved it's terrible for the kids involved the kit the saddest stories are the ones who don't make it vast majority the vast majority who do not make it really anywhere close to the NBA and they've been sold on the dream that they can make it there we went to North Carolina to investigate the Evelyn Mack academy the school that sponsored blessing edge of fours I twenty visa hi I am a former police officer Evelyn Mack house her namesake academy in this low slung building not at MIT only fifty kids went to our school yet she issued visas for more than seventy five international students arousing suspicions of US homeland security investigators Evelyn Mack had a school and she applied for and received bought the reservation from the department of homeland security to admit foreign students assistant U. S. attorney Kenny Smith prosecuted a case against mac in twenty eighteen for conspiracy to harbor aliens she pled guilty per school shuttered overnight and she's now serving eighteen months in federal prison so she filled out paperwork so that students from Africa could come to the school yes Africa and other countries who's asking her to do this there were basketball coaches their basketball recruiters and they went to Evelyn Mack to use the authorization she had received so these are middle man who say I I've got to get that player to the U. S. how my gonna do it and that one that was the answer and for a thousand dollars she agreed to file I twenties and help get the students into the United States in all mac took seventy five thousand dollars for issuing visas and then looking the other way when coaches in middle man steered most of the students to other schools across the country a sense of how many other people were involved in this we do not the federal judge sentencing back was skeptical that this sixty nine year old stood atop the basketball recruiting scheme like us he wondered why the government wasn't going after the people who bought her visas saying she had a co conspirator on every one of those crimes all seventy five of them I do not like the fact that these coaches are not being brought in one coach mentioned again and again in this case there is Heinz we found multiple players who said Hines recruited dam to the Evelyn Mack academy and became their legal guardian only to leave them in a crowded house while he lived hours away one of those athletes solely doing B. of the Ivory Coast spoke to us from overseas by video chat how did it come to be that you came to the U. S. who brought you here it is the will is one group called ours all right they live in North Carolina use a wall they help me out standing six foot eleven sue Lee came to the U. S. at age sixteen filled with hope what were you told about the Evelyn Mack academy I was told I was going to be school how do I get the case on I will have basketball training in there but truly says when he arrived the education was inferior the classes were a regular he says the school began asking him to pay tuition and when he complained he was threatened to have his passport taken away he says Hines didn't help it really caused by food minute really fast so I don't want to go do anything within a background search on Aris Hines revealed that across multiple states he was involved with dubious academies and housing in choppy conditions large numbers of young athletes both foreign and American we also spoke to police sources in North Carolina they say Hines took more than twenty seven thousand dollars from eight families of athletes promising education and basketball scholarships but he never delivered some family say he also lied to them about his credentials in where their kids were attending school these claims were the basis of eight charges in state court leveled against Heinz the new district attorney was elected and the charges were dropped Hines moved to Texas today he advertises himself as an elite basketball coach we found him still working with teens at a Texas community center in our initial correspondence with Hines he proclaimed his innocence calling allegations against him the same old justice system conspiracy and Hines agreed to an interview with sixty minutes we arrange for him to come to New York but an hour before the appointed time he canceled so we found him outside his Manhattan hotel when asked about.