Report: Former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt received pay, agent alleges

A former sports agent alleges that he paid former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt with the hopes of signing him.

Noah Lookofsky told SB Nation that he began paying Honeycutt and his mother Lisa Stazel while the 6-foot-9 forward was preparing to enter his senior season at Sylmar High — eventually spending $55,800 on a player that eventually spurned him before becoming a second-round NBA draft pick.

Lookofsky provided SB Nation with documents and emails to support claims of payments for apartment rentals, flights, and the purchase of a Dodge Magnum. The relationship extended to spring of 2011, and potentially make Honeycutt ineligible for his entire UCLA career.

In a statement, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero wrote that the school was contacted by Lookofsky with the same allegations in 2011, prompting it to report to both the conference and the NCAA. Honeycutt and his family did not cooperate, and after four months, the NCAA closed its investigation in October 2011. UCLA then disassociated itself from Honeycutt.

When approached by a reporter this February, Guerrero wrote that the school again contacted both the conference and the NCAA.

If the NCAA revives its investigation, it could potentially vacate the Bruins’ 37 wins in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

Honeycutt, who now plays in Israel, did not lead UCLA to memorable finishes. In his two years, the Bruins missed the NCAA tournament entirely with a 14-win season before making the round of 32 in 2010-11.

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  • Chey Tor

    LOL … the key here is the guy is a former agent. What an idiot! Why would you give money to a kid when 9 out of 10 times he’s not going to stick with you. The guy deserves to be out 50k. There’s a reason why the successful sports agents don’t resort to paying kids and lavish them with gifts until they sign on the dotted line. Apparently, he didn’t watch Jerry Maguire – a must see movie for any aspiring sports agent.

  • max

    Another “gem” recruit of Ben Howland’s along with Reeves Nelson and Drew Gordon. Good riddance!

  • NOBSisdaMAN

    LOL. What a joke of a university. Always throwing stones while doing the SAME s#!t than all other schools are doing. Remember Woodie? Laughable.

    • The EDGE

      Just wondering, how long did it take, upon hearing this, for you to post here? Hahahaha..laughable!

      • The MacLeaner

        UCLA lives rent-free in his head – no matter what happens in Westwood, good or bad, his first stop is here to comment. Laughable.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Not as laughable as all ucla fans and alums.

          • The MacLeaner

            Let UCLA out of your head kook! LOL!!

          • ProbationU

            NOBs is not much of a reader….the kid started getting cash in HIGH SCHOOL….long before he came to UCLA. As soon as the school heard about it, he was banned from working out at the school and left the team. AT SC, PC still wanted to play Joe McKnight in the bowl game AFTER he knew about the car. A little different. $ hit happens everywhere…it’s how you handle things that matter.

            JB only handles himself…nightly.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Beats three times a day like you do.

          • ProbationU

            You wish you could do anything 3 times a day.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            I do, ask your old lady.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            BTW, NO PROOF AGAIN regarding PC. Please provide FACTS, not Bull S.

          • ProbationU

            It was widely reported at the time that Pete argued with those in charge regarding McKnight traveling for the bowl game. Nothing new or earth shaking about your hero.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Again, FACTS please. “Widely REPORTED”? That’s BS. I was THERE..

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            PU, READ the LA TIMES…In high school AND ucla. Dope

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            They’re not in my head, their in my A!

          • The MacLeaner

            No kidding, pull your head out kook!

            *Knock Knock* Rent-free – LOL!

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            You’re hilarious for an idiot.

          • The MacLeaner

            Thanks, kook!! #knockknock

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Two minutes

    • drakejr

      UCLA reported it when they found out. Unlike USC and OJ Mayo.

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Monday morning QB ing.

    • LTEfan

      Another reading comprehension fail, Joe Blow.

  • Non-story. We self reported any allegations as usual. Danny G did not come out and blast the NCAA as Envious and petty like Sith Lord Garrett.

    and unlike Southern Cal, Howland’s top asst was not at the meeting with the Agent when the deal was made, leaving Phone and photo evidence of the meeting (like McNair!!) which he foolishly later tried to deny!!

    besides, the NCAA closed it case before….nothing new here.

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      Proof please.

      • NCAA Report dated 6-10-10 Pgs 22-26.

        you KNOW i keep a tabbed copy of the report on my desk.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Pure BS. The phone calls were AFTER the BOWL game.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          BTW, you can buy me dinner when McNair gets over $4M from the NCAA.

          • Yes tacos and cerveza

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            I would expect nothing more

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Page 26:

          “The committee concludes that the evidence presented contained unresolved discrepancies in what witnesses reported regarding the events and who was present during the March 2005 birthday party weekend.

          The committee nonetheless remains particularly troubled by the two minute and 32 second telephone call from agency partner A to the assistant football coach that took place at 1:34 a.m. on January 8, 2006.”


          • “no concrete evidence???” McNair Lied about making ANY calls to the Agent, a statement PROVED to be a lie and resulted in violation of NCAA Bylaw 30.3.5 (Misrepresentation to NCAA investigator pg 27).

            further they had PHOTOS of McNair and the agent TOGETHER!! yet McNair denied “ever meeting the person in his life”

            ALSO, McNair called the Agent THREE TIMES that same night!!

            McNair also lied about who was with him at the October 2005 Birthday party….also debunked by the NCAA.

            NUMEROUS lies by McNair. Southern Cal should have gotten the Death Penalty.

  • headline in today’s OCR: “Penalties Unlikely for UCLA”

    sweeeet Justice!!!

    virtuoso handling by Dapper Danny Guerrero!!!!

  • WEB_Dupree

    Sounds like the UCLA coaches just looked the other way when he rolled up in his sweeeeeeeet Dodge Magnum.

    • operative word: Dodge.

      • WEB_Dupree

        After all your talk about Reggie Bush and his Chevy!

        • No sense in relitigating this issue. I have faith in the NCAA to do what is right.

          I love those gueys.