Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/16/12
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 to make his college debut Monday when the No. 13 Bruins (3-0) face Georgetown (2-0) at 5 p.m. PST at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Muhammad has yet to play for the Bruins this season after the NCAA declared him ineligible on Nov. 9 for violating its amateurism rules following an investigation that spanned well over a year. In its Nov. 9 ruling, the NCAA said that in addition to other "pending issues," Muhammad accepted airfare and lodging for three unofficial recruiting visits.The visits were to Duke and North Carolina and were paid for by financial advisor Benjamin Lincoln. The Muhammad family has said Lincoln is a longtime family friend whose assistance should be allowed under NCAA rules. The school and NCAA enforcement agreed on the facts on the case, and therefore it was determined by the NCAA that Muhammad couldnt play in UCLA's season opener against Indiana State, said a person with knowledge of the situation. But UCLA disagreed that a violation occurred and formally appealed the NCAAs decision earlier this week.
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