KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The attorney for Cliff Alexander said Thursday that the Kansas freshman is waiting for the NCAA to interview him and has otherwise complied with the NCAA's investigation into potential impermissible benefits.
Attorney Paul K. Stafford said in a statement that Alexander has turned over his telephone records, text message records and bank statements but that the NCAA has refused to interview him, instead requesting more information.
"Mr. Alexander has been ready, willing and able to be interviewed since March 2, yet he has been informed that the NCAA will not interview him until they receive additional documents that are not his documents, the content of which he has no knowledge, and documents which have never been in his control or possession," the statement read in part.
Kansas announced prior to its game against Texas on Feb. 28 that Alexander would not play due to an NCAA issue. Yahoo! Sports reported that the NCAA was investigating whether someone in Alexander's family received impermissible benefits from an NBA agent. The website also reported that a UCC file tied Alexander's mother, Latillia, with a finance company that specializes in loans to professional athletes and agents.
Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that "We have approached it like we're just moving forward where we're not going to have him."
"It'll be a bonus if we get him, but certainly after being around the situation for a couple of weeks, there hasn't been much movement so I'm certainly not holding my breath," he said. "Nothing has changed in two weeks that makes anyone think it will be tomorrow."
Alexander, who averages 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, has not played in Kansas' past four games. His lawyer said Alexander was in Kansas City with the team for the Big 12 tournament. The Jayhawks won their quarterfinal against TCU on Thursday afternoon 64-59.