The Bountiful boys basketball program was found guilty of undue influence by a hearing panel of the Utah High School Activities Association in regard to summer programs held by Braves coaches that included Woods Cross-area players.

The decision, released Tuesday, said the program would receive a letter of reprimand, one-year probation and a $500 fine.

Additionally, the school's administration was asked to provide for the next two years, information at the start of each sport season regarding the students participating. The school must give the UHSAA a list of the students, their grade in school and the sports they play.

Then, for those students who live in Woods Cross High's boundaries, the school must say whether those students attended any camps at the school or played on any club, traveling or super league teams with Bountiful coaches.

The allegations made against the Bountiful coaches were:

That the ninth-grade coach at Mueller Park Junior High was also the sophomore coach at Bountiful High.

That the Bountiful head basketball coach had a super-league team that included players who lived in the Woods Cross boundaries.

That the Bountiful boys basketball program had allowed junior high students, including those who lived in Woods Cross boundaries, to a summer basketball camp and that the team participated under the name, "Bountiful High School ninth-grade team."

Both Bountiful school and basketball officials testified at the hearing that while those students did play in those camps, coaches did not try to influence or persuade those students to attend Bountiful over their home school.

The UHSAA rules state that allowing non-boundary students to participate in traveling teams or summer-league teams and then allowing those same students to enroll at the school, will be considered evidence of recruiting.

Non-boundary students can attend camps and play on teams with schools other than their home schools, but if they subsequently enroll at one of those schools, then it will be interpreted as recruiting.

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