Former UConn, NBA Star's Fraud Sentencing Delayed

Former UConn standout and NBA player Tate George was scheduled to be sentenced today for a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, but sentencing has been pushed back until August.

George, who made an iconic shot for UConn against Clemson during the Sweet 16 game of the NCAA tournament in 1990 before moving on to play with the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks, was convicted last September on four counts of federal wire fraud.

Prosecutors said George got others -- including other pro athletes -- to invest in what they thought was a real estate opportunity. He allegedly used the money to pay back other investors and for personal expenses.

The sentencing, scheduled to take place in Trenton, New Jersey, was rescheduled after a status conference between attorneys and the judge.

Prosecutors say that will give more time for both sides to file pre-sentencing papers.

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