Basketball players who contend they were duped by an Endicott-based academy may be given an opportunity to tell what happened at an upcoming hearing in Binghamton.

AAU Connect - also known as Athletes Abroad United Connect and New York International Academy - has been accused of misrepresenting its program and services.

The New York State Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against the business last September.

Principals Chris Bevins and Hazel Ward are named in the lawsuit. They have not been available to comment on the allegations.

A glimpse inside what was designated as an AAUConnect classroom. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The AAU Connect website provides an Endicott address of 23 Jackson Avenue, the former Henry B. Endicott School building.

In an April email message, a person purporting to be "Coach Bevins" wrote: "We are still at the same address." Bevins has not responded to repeated phone calls seeking information about the business.

This week, a state Supreme Court judge directed AAU Connect to stop making misleading claims about what is provided through its programs.

A hearing on the attorney general's lawsuit is scheduled for August 26 and 27 in Binghamton.

A sign on an office door in a former Endicott school building on September 27, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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