Posted November 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
UCLA's next game will mark one of the most highly anticipated debuts in college basketball, as freshman Shabazz Muhammad will hit for the floor for the Bruins as they meet Georgetown in a Legends Classic semifinal at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night. The No. 13 Bruins (3-0) will finally have Muhammad, considered by many to be the No. 1 recruit in his class. The 6-foot-6 swingman was declared eligible by the NCAA on Friday after being penalized for accepting travel and lodging during unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina. The NCAA ruled that the Bruins' own sanctions of Muhammad, which included repaying $1,600 in impermissible benefits to go along with the suspension, were sufficient. "I am excited to be able to play for UCLA starting next Monday," Muhammad said in a statement. "My family and friends were very supportive of me throughout this process and I couldn't have gone through this without them." Muhammad, the MVP of the...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad cleared by NCAA

UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is eligible to play for the Bruins men's basketball immediately, the NCAA announced Friday. Muhammad, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Las Vegas who was listed by many as the nations top high men's basketball school recruit, is expected to travel with UCLA to New York on Saturday for its games in the Legends Classic tournament. Muhammad is expected...

NCAA investigating Muhammad conversation

NEW YORK The NCAA is investigating a conversation pertaining to UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad that a Memphis, Tenn., attorney said she overheard on an Aug. 7 commuter flight. The attorney, Florence Johnson Raines, said she heard a man who said he was dating "an NCAA attorney" loudly telling people around him that his girlfriend had said Muhammad would never...

UCLA's Muhammad ruled eligible

The NCAA ruled UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play Friday, and the star freshman guard is set to make his Bruins debut Monday night. The NCAA said Friday that UCLA's sanctions against Muhammad were sufficient after the school required him to sit out three games and repay $1,600 in impermissible benefits. The NCAA and UCLA found that Muhammad accepted travel...

Muhammad Scores 15 Points In Debut, Not Yet In Game Shape

Shabazz Muhammad had 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting in 25 minutes in his UCLA debut.

Georgia-UCLA Preview

The much-anticipated debut of freshman Shabazz Muhammad couldn't produce a win for UCLA. Perhaps a matchup with slumping Georgia will. The 11th-ranked Bruins will try to rebound from their first loss of the season Tuesday night against the Bulldogs in the third-place game of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. Declared ineligible by the NCAA earlier this month following an investigation...

Muhammads debut fails to live up to hype

NEW YORK -- The Shabazz Muhammad Era finally has begun at UCLA -- if you want to call one season an era, that is. But fans expecting one of the nation's most explosive freshmen to live up to the hype in his first career game were disappointed by Muhammad's debut in the Bruins' 78-70 loss to Georgetown on Monday night at the Barclays Center. Sure, Muhammad, the No. 2...

Bruins fall to Hoyas in Muhammad's debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown beat No. 11 UCLA 78-70 in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic on Monday night at the Barclays Center, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad. Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in Tuesday night's championship game. The Hoosiers...

Georgetown beats No. 11 UCLA 78-70

The crowd at the Barclays Center was keeping its eyes on the court as much as possible. The fans were all keeping an eye on Shabazz Muhammad. When would the heralded freshman from UCLA, who was cleared to play the NCAA just three days ago, enter a college game for the first time? For history's sake the 6-foot-6 lefty from Las Vegas entered the game against Georgetown with 14...

Around the Hall: More expansion for the Big Ten?

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff: · Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports reports that Maryland and Rutgers are in serious talks to join the Big Ten. · Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports writes that adding Maryland and Rutgers would be a gamble for the Big Ten. · Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com wonders if the Big Ten could eventually pry North Carolina loose...
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.