North Carolina basketball player Makhtar Ndiaye may have misled school officials when he said he accepted a plane ticket to work as a camp counselor.
Ndiaye, a 6-foot-9 transfer from Michigan, told university athletics officials the Adidas executive Sonny Vaccaro gave him a plane ticket to the Las Vegas basketball camp, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
Vaccaro told the newspaper Ndiaye wasn't a camp counselor but was visiting at Vaccaro's home. North Carolina athletic director John Swofford said Ndiaye told school authorities that he was given a ticket to serve as a camp counselor.
NCAA rules prohibit athletes in most cases from accepting money or gifts from third parties. The rules do allow athletes to serve as camp counselor and have their travel costs paid if the transportation is paid for all counselors.