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Shabazz Muhammad Declared Ineligible by the NCAA

Great timing, NCAA

Guess who isn't playing for us anytime soon.
Guess who isn't playing for us anytime soon.
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Statement from UCLA:

The NCAA has finally determined that a violation of the NCAA amateurism rules has occurred involving UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad and his family. As a result, he is ineligible for competition at this time. We are extremely disappointed that the NCAA has made this determination.

The University and our compliance staff have fully cooperated with the NCAA throughout this entire period, and we believe the decision is incorrect and unjust to Shabazz. UCLA will expeditiously pursue its options to challenge this determination. When a final resolution has been reached by the NCAA, we will swiftly communicate the news to the entire Bruin family.

Great timing, NCAA.

We'll have more as news develops. Oh and a game thread in about half an hour. Because this won't be a distraction at all, 1 hour before we tip off in our shiny "new" arena.