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Shabazz Muhammad Cleared by NCAA to Compete

Title says it all- and we all know what this means. UCLA looks to be significantly better with Shabazz.

The NCAA has released a statement that they have reinstated Shabazz, and that UCLA has been cooperative with their investigation. Apparently, UCLA has helped with resolving the amateurism issues and the punishment for the violation was missing 10% of the season’s games as well as paying back the impermissible benefits.

Shabazz will be paying back $1,600 of the impermissible benefits that he received, and will be eligible immediately, as he has already sat out 3 games (which is equal to 10% of a season).

For those of you who haven’t been following the case, both the NCAA and UCLA have agreed that Shabazz accepted travel and lodging during unofficial visits to other colleges. Now that it’s been worked out, UCLA will be much better with a future NBA one and done type player at small forward.

Official NCAA statement can be found here.

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