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Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm  |  7 responses

NCAA Finally Clears Shabazz Muhammad, Will Play Monday


Finally! The nation’s top ranked college freshman, Shabazz Muhammad, was officially reinstated by the NCAA on Friday night, and as he posted on his Twitter page right after the announcement, he’s finally “#FREE”. The All-American is expected to play immediately and will debut on Monday in Brooklyn against Georgetown. From the USA Today: “Friday reinstated star UCLA freshman forward Shabazz Muhammad declared him eligible to play immediately for the Bruins men’s basketball team after the university “acknowledged amateurism violations” in an appeal to the association. In a statement, the NCAA wrote, “The university required the student-athlete to miss 10 percent of the season (three games) and repay approximately $1,600 in impermissible benefits. The NCAA agreed the actions taken by the university were sufficient. Because Muhammad has already sat out three games, he is now eligible to compete.” Muhammad’s collegiate debut is scheduled to come Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where UCLA plays Georgetown at 8 p.m. as part of the Legends Classic.”

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  • Redd

    After much pressure, good to hear and hopefully the dude has a great year.

  • KBM

    Shabazz Bombin Muhammad – Instant favorite in American homes.

  • D-TOWN

    DETROIT BASKETTTBALLL!! welcome to the pistons

  • Trojan Condom

    So after UCLA bitches and bribes the NCAA with some sort of benefits, they let this dude play…WHYD YOU RULE HIM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE?!
    ucla bball is just scum now

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I don’t care who was in the right I just want to see this guy play. So does anyone know if this Nba draft is supposed to better than last year’s?

  • dragonfly jones

    Good for him. If they let Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo, Beasley, and Rodney Purvis – who failed 8th grade then graduated a year early, from a high school that was created solely for him and has since closed its doors!, Muhammed should be able to play. I mean, he is from Vegas…of course there was something going on.

  • dragonfly jones

    But..so what? They act like there is anything amateur about major college sports. NCAA wants bball tourneys in Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, Alaska, St. Thomas, NYC, games on aircraft carriers and in Germany, yet this is supposedly amateur? Come on NCAA. If only Brandon Jennings would have had a better experience in Italy or Jeremy Tyler had a head on his shoulders, maybe more of these kids would go that route.

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