2 former Michigan State basketball players among those arrested in NBA fraud scheme
Two former Michigan State basketball players are among those arrested in an NBA fraud scheme that involved defrauding the league’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of approximately $4 million.
The news comes via NBC News’ Tom Winter, with MLive’s Kyle Austin retweeting to acknowledge the involvement of former Michigan State players Shannon Brown and Alan Anderson.
Former MSU players Shannon Brown and Alan Anderson among those charged https://t.co/YAuJSM1o3k
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) October 7, 2021
Brown arrived at Michigan State in 2003 as the nation’s No. 3 overall player and the No. 1 shooting guard. During his junior year at Michigan State, Brown earned second-team All B1G and was an All-B1G defensive selection.
Brown played in the NBA from 2006-14, with stints in the G-League, and captured back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008-2009.
Anderson played at Michigan State from 2001-2005. While at Michigan State, Anderson was voted as the team MVP after the team’s run to the Final Four in 2005 during his senior season. Anderson had a journeyman career in the pros, bouncing between the NBA, G-League, and oversees from 2005-2018.
Other notable NBA players implicated in this scheme include Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen and Sebastian Telfair.