According to his family (per the Los Angeles Times), Kyle Anderson was declared eligible by the NCAA.
Anderson was in some hot water after there was speculation that his father, Kyle Anderson, Sr., was thought to be in contact with NBA agent Thad Foucher.
The timing could not have been better — well, a few weeks earlier wouldn’t have hurt UCLA fans either — as the Bruins are set to debut their season and open Pauley Pavilion on November 9 against Indiana State.
Anderson figures to be a starter when game-time rolls around and was one of the reasons that UCLA basketball has received so much buzz in the offseason. His commitment bolstered what would become the top recruiting class in the nation.
Of course, Shabazz Muhammad is also being investigated and no word has came in as to whether he’s been cleared to play. Getting Anderson eligible was one hump but Muhammad is just as important to UCLA’s success this season as Anderson is.
Still, Kyle Anderson is eligible and everyone can breathe a sigh of relief — UCLA fan or not — because Anderson is a unique athlete that everyone is eager to see perform next season.