There is no update on Ayton's status for tonight.
An ESPN report published Friday night said federal agents had intercepted a phone call between Miller and Christian Dawkins, a runner for agent Andy Miller, in which Miller and Dawkins discussed a $100,000 payment to Ayton to get him to play at Arizona. Associate head coach Lorenzo Romar will take Miller's place.
"This is a career-ending thing for Sean Miller", Jay Bilas said on ESPN's College GameDay. The Wildcats also are expected to be without second-leading scorer Allonzo Trier, who was suspended before Thursday's 75-65 overtime win at Oregon State for the second time after testing positive for a banned substance. O'Neal is the son of Shaquille O'Neal and a top-40 prospect in the Class of 2019. The Wildcats are now ranked No. 14 in the AP Top 25 and are in first place in the PAC-12 Conference with a 12-3 record. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching Xavier.
The University of Arizona and head men's basketball coach Sean Miller issued statements Saturday mutually agreeing he will not coach the team Saturday night against Oregon.
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Ayton pledged for Arizona in early September 2016, and the fact he did so came as a surprise.
During the taped conversations, Miller was asked by Dawkins if he should work with then-assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson about finalizing the agreement with Ayton.
This FBI pay for play scandal is completely changing the landscape of college basketball and it could have an immediate impact on not only this season but the 2018 recruiting class. Richardson was officially fired by Arizona on January 11. He is accused of taking $20,000in bribes and playing players to attend Arizona. If convicted, Richardson is facing a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
KGUN9 has reached out to the University of Arizona for a statement and is awaiting a response. He continued, "To the best of my ability, I have worked to demonstrate this over the past eight years and will continue to do so as we move forward".