Bud Mackey, who was the first player to verbally commit to Indiana for the 2008 basketball class, has been arrested in Scott County, Kentucky for allegedly possessing and intending to distribute crack cocaine. He was also charged with trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school. The senior was booked at 5:25 p.m. today after being arrested at school, and is charged with two felonies.
Herald-Times reporter Bethany Nolan has spoken with the police in Scott County and is writing a story for our web page now. I’ll link to that story when it is posted.
NCAA rules prohibit coaches or members of the athletic department from commenting on high school athletes until they have signed a letter of intent. Mackey would have been able to do that in November.
It seems unlikely that he will have a chance to do that now.
More on this story as it develops.