Assistant basketball coach Chris Collins attended the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Tournament in Raleigh on Friday. The problem is that the NCAA's "Christmas dead period" for recruiting ended Friday night. That means Collins wasn't allowed to be in attendance and violated recruiting rules.
When schools become aware of violations, they typically notify the NCAA and propose self-imposed sanctions. The NCAA often classifies inadvertent violations as "secondary" rather than "major," and then imposes sanctions, but it's never clear how the NCAA will rule until it issues its judgment.Most likely Duke would only suffer a penalty on the number of recruiting trips, contacts or evaluations. That could be for the entire coaching staff and/or Collins, individually.
The game Collins attended was between Ravenscroft Apex and Word Of God-Rocky Mount. Ryan Kelly, who has already committed to Duke, plays for Ravenscroft. John Wall, the top uncommitted lead guard in the country, plays for Word of God.