Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson said he paid for Texas guard Myck Kabongo to come to Cleveland earlier this year — and was reimbursed by Kabongo’s brother — where Kabongo worked with a trainer.

The NCAA said Thursday that it is investigating possible improper benefits provided to Kabongo byThompson’s agent Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the investigation. According to Yahoo!, the NCAA is investigating who paid for Kabongo’s trip and expenses, and who provided his workout with New York-based trainer Jerry Powel. The report also said that Paul called NBA front offices on behalf of Kabongo before this year’s NBA draft.

– Reported by Jodie Valade of theĀ Cleveland Plain Dealer