Former UK star accused of not reporting $13 million in income on taxes

Randolph Morris
Randolph Morris

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former UK basketball star Randolph Morris has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly not reporting his income from playing professional basketball in China.

Morris played for UK from 2004 to 2007, earning first-team all-SEC honors, then played four seasons in the NBA. Afterwards, he played for the Beijing Ducks from 2010 to 2018, while also maintaining a home in Lexington,

Authorities say he earned $13 million in salary while playing in China, but reported none of that income on his state or federal taxes.

He is now charged with three counts of wire fraud and eight counts of making false statements.

The wire fraud charges are the most serious, carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years if he is convicted.