Even though the fallout from the FBI’s ongoing college basketball investigation is just in the beginning stages, the abruptness of the Department of Justice’s announcement made it difficult to keep tabs on just what or who is being investigated, let alone understand the sprawling effects this will have on the upcoming season. Already, the 2018 recruiting classes for several major programs involved have been completely reshaped while coaching staffs across the nation question just who might be on the other side of the phone.

In light of all this, the above video should at least get you caught up to speed on the basics of the FBI’s case and the NCAA’s role in creating a black market of high school recruits. If you’re looking for a more thorough explanation of why the NCAA’s amateurism model led to this investigation and should finally be killed once and for all, check out our post detailing the sins of the governing body of college athletics here.