Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Mark Travis, Founder0
UCLA’s golden recruiting class of 2012 may never step onto the floor if an ongoing NCAA investigation of two of their top recruits finds any evidence of improper benefits being received. An ESPN report says that Shabazz Muhammad, who was the #2 recruit in the nation this year and the top perimeter player, and Tony Parker, the #26 recruit in the country and the seventh ranked center, are currently under the NCAA’s microscope. Kyle Anderson, the #5 recruit in the nation and the second best perimeter player behind Muhammad, was also under investigation but was recently cleared.
According to the initial report by UCLA’s Scout.com hub, Muhammad allegedly received improper benefits during his recruitment from boosters of his AAU team. The NCAA is said to be seeking information on flights that were purchased for some of Muhammad’s recruiting visits. As of now Muhammad’s eligibility for this season is in question.
We’ll have more on this situation as it develops.