UCLA forward Kyle Anderson cleared to play
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Blue-chip freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared to play with the UCLA Bruins Wednesday after the NCAA found no substantial evidence that indicates the talented player received improper benefits.
The 6-foot-9 Anderson entered into college as the fifth best player on ESPN’s 100 Class of 2012. However, Anderson’s alleged association with NBA agent Thad Foucher prompted the NCAA to make an investigation on a possible improper benefits violation.
With the NCAA already clearing Anderson, the versatile guard is expected to join the Bruins in their season-opening game against Indiana State on Nov. 9.
Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad remains ineligible to play with the Bruins as the NCAA continues a separate investigation on a possible improper benefits violation made during the recruitment of the second best prospect coming out of high school.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad already began practicing with the Bruins since Oct. 24 but is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to injury. Unlike Anderson, Muhammad was barred to join the Bruins from its China trip because of the ongoing investigation.
Muhammad and Anderson are the two best prospects recruited by UCLA for this season, making the Bruins a legitimate Pac-12 title contender once again.