UCLA basketball has been on the national radar for likely NCAA investigations on the vaunted 2012 recruiting class. Recently, we passed along a story that saw UCLA freshmen Tony Parker and Kyle Anderson being investigated by the NCAA.
Well apparently, that’s not true, or it was, but the NCAA has already investigated the freshmen, giving them clearance to play this season. From Josh Newman at Zag’s Blog:
The NCAA investigated UCLA freshmen Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker in early August, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation told SNY.tv.
Anderson and Parker were both cleared to go on UCLA’s trip to China later in August, and the source believes the investigation into those two has been completed.
We know Adam Zagoria is incredibly reliable with this stuff, so it isn’t as if we have to scoff at Newman’s sources; it’s really damn likely that Anderson and Parker are set to go and Shabazz Muhammad remains the only freshman to be investigated.
At the same time, this directly counters Scout’s earlier report that Anderson and Parker were currently being investigated.
Nothing should be dismissed, and we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for you.
In the meantime, breathe. It’ll all be OK. Maybe.