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OU Hoops Star To Go Pro After Investigation

4/20/2010 9:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

University of Oklahoma basketball star Keith "Tiny" Gallon just pulled a 180 -- deciding to leave school and declare for the NBA draft  ... a decision that comes on the heels of an investigation into his ties to a financial advisor.

As TMZ Sports first reported ... documents we obtained show the freshman hoops star received a $3,000 wire transfer from a former Merrill Lynch advisor. The NCAA and OU subsequently launched investigations into the matter. Results of those investigations have not been announced.  

Just days before our story was published, Gallon had said he would return for his sophomore year ... wonder what changed his mind?

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Hooray...TMZ Sports has arrived---I cant wait until you start exposing the frauds and cheats and druggies and bangers and thugs and abusers. The Mainstream Sports Media has left these louts untouched for so long one would think ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and every City in Americas Newspaper Sports Departments have been like JFK's private press pool---never reporting the dirt on these jerks. Expose them all...Thank God TMZ Sports Department is here. Get a Sports Star Snitch line the observing public can call in to with reports and sightings of these louts acting badly in our Towns across the Country. Time to Expose, expose, expose...but not in a Ben Roethlisberger kind of exposure way.

1610 days ago

Jason Chambers    

who cares?

1610 days ago

Willy Wonka    

Whoopty doo, must be a slow day in celebrity news lol.

1610 days ago


Every D-1 athlete gets paid. I know stuff that could get national championships stripped, but no one talks, because EVERYBODY does it. All this B.S. "investigation" caused, is a young man to lose out on a chance at advancing his education, and prepare himself for the pros. TMZ should be ashamed.

1610 days ago

Dan Tree    

So you need content for your site and this is what you do. How about something informative on how we can combat an injustice in the world, our country, state, city or neighborhoods you morons. Player accepts $3000 oh boy.That was probably for rent, food, gas, cell phone. Def put up an update to this one. ESPN is gonna shet. Harvey you're a genius.

1610 days ago

Elmer Flobbergob    

He'll be in prison before the NBA.

1610 days ago


Just another dumb****.

1610 days ago

The Ugly Conductor     

A Sooner bowling ball is a brick.

1610 days ago


maybe if this doesn't work out he can be a rapper
isn't that the way this works...one or the other right?

1610 days ago

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