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Jordan Adams put a stop to any possible rumors that could spill about his UCLA future. The Bruins freshman says he'll be back for his sophomore season.
He couldn't say the same for his teammates, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad.
UCLA head coach Ben Howland apologized on Monday for being "too honest" in announcing Muhammad had played his final game at Pauley Pavilion following the Bruins win over Arizona last Saturday.
He says, at the time, he hadn't had any discussions with Muhammad about it being his last home game and still has not talked to him about his future.
"It's kind of obvious when a kid's a lottery pick," Howland said of Muhammad. "Normally the No. 1 player in the country coming out of high school is one-and-done.
"It's incumbent upon me as the coach here if a kid is a top-10 pick to encourage him to do the right thing for him and his family and, in my opinion, almost without question, if someone is a lott...
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Name: Shabazz Muhammad Age: 19 School: UCLA
Height: 6’6 Weight: 225 Projected Position: SG/SF
2012-13 Stats (As of 3/6/13):
18.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.7 tpg (30.5 minutes per game)
46.1 FG%, 71.9 FT%, 44.6 3FG%, 55.2 TS%, 51.2 eFG%
29.7 USG%, 9.1 TRB...
Well we can never say UCLA head coach Ben Howland isn’t honest with himself. After sweeping the season series with a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona last night, Howland confirmed what most already knew, star freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad would definitely be one and done.
“No doubt about it,” Howland said.
According to CBSSports.com, Howland’s honesty about the situation...
Ben Howland, the UCLA head basketball coach, gave reporters some information that they knew, but were not expecting to be confirmed until after the NCAA tournament. Following the team's 74-69 win over No. 11 Arizona he told the world that his star player was going pro.
When asked about his coach's comments Shabazz laughed them off and said eh was glad to be at UCLA...
UCLA Coach Ben Howland, resigned to freshman Shabazz Muhammad leaving for the NBA after this, his first season of college basketball, would like to see a change in how the NBA handles drafting players.
"I would prefer the kids could go right after high school, but once they are in college, they have to stay three years, or two," Howland said.
The chance of that change...
UCLA freshman sensation Shabazz Muhammad has played his final game at Pauley Pavilion.
Well, at least according to Bruins Coach Ben Howland.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad is part of a blue-chip freshman class, which includes 6-9 guard Kyle Anderson, on a UCLA team that struggled early in the season but is in the thick of the Pac-12 Conference title race. But the explosive swingman appears...
While it's uncertain where Shabazz Muhammad or some others in UCLA's talented freshman class will play next season, their current focus is on helping the Bruins win their first conference title in five years.
Trying for a fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night, the No. 23 Bruins head to the road looking to continue their dominance of a Washington State squad mired in...
It was February 1993, the last time the UCLA men's basketball team traveled to Pullman, Wash., and came away with anything other than a win.
Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer this season, was nine months from being born. Kyle Anderson, a freshman who is UCLA's leading rebounder, was born seven months after that loss.
"Wow," said Jordan...
UCLA got a big win over No. 11 Arizona last night behind the efforts of Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. But it was a reserve guard named Norman Powell who may have had the game-defining moment.
Powell’s dunk was his only bucket of the game – I’d say he made the most of his contributions.