According to NCAA guidelines, UCLA freshman swingman Shabazz Muhammad could miss about 10 games for the Bruins before he is reinstated.
That figure is based on the NCAAs reinstatement guidelines for preferential treatment violations that occurred before an athlete enrolled in a college and information about the violation the NCAA cited when it declared Muhammad ineligible Friday for violations of amateurism rules.
It's important to note that the number of games Muhammad could miss could be affected if the NCAA finds any mitigating or aggravating factors in the case that would alter its final ruling, which people close to the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly said could be announced as early as next week.
Further, the total number of games Muhammad could be forced to sit out could potentially be reduced during the appeals process, which UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said the university plans to undertake.
But according to NCAA guidelines, an athlete that...