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."
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