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More bad news for UCLA?

Published on September 4, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

We already knew the NCAA was looking into star recruit Shabazz Muchammad now it turns out they are also looking at two other freshman . According to BruinReportOnline the NCAA is also looking into Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker.

The eligibility of star freshman Shabazz Muhammad is looking less promising, according to sources close to the situation.

There are also new developments: the NCAA is investigating potential recruiting violations in regard to two of Muhammad’s freshman teammates, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker, which could endanger their eligibility as well.

This is very bad news for the Bruins , who were primed for a rebound season this year.

Muhammad is a 6-foot-5 wing player. Muhammad plays his high school basketball at Bishop Gorman High School in Los Vegas, NV. He has a ton of athletic ability but his motor makes him tough to stop, plus he already has a NBA type body. Muhammad is just a flat out scorer; he is always in attack mode. He excels at the mid-range game. He ever has a post-game. His three point shot and dribbling ability could use some work.Muhammad finished with 35 points in the Nike Hoop Summit game. That was the most points scored by a player in the 15th year history of the event. He was also the MVP of the McDonald’s game.

Anderson played his high school basketball at one of the best programs out there St. Anthony’s in New Jersey. Scout.com ranks Anderson a 5 star and the 2nd best small forward in the country. While Anderson is listed as a small forward, he is very skilled for his size; he can play all three-perimeter positions. The thing that stands out most about Anderson is his passing ability and court vision. He has an excellent mid range game, and can also finish inside with post moves. Anderson needs to improve his speed and quickness and he also needs to get stronger.

Parker has gotten the hype that Anderson and Muhammad have but he is still a top 25 recurit. Parker is a center 6 -foot-8 center from Lithonia (Ga.)

There is no question the UCLA struggled this season, they were picked in the top 25, but things fell apart from there. A lot of off the court distractions played a big role in them struggling. However, in basketball things can change to the better quickly if you can get that impact player of players. That is what UCLA has been lacking over the last couple of years, that elite player that can score 20 points on any given night. The Bruins return their starting front court with the Wear twins and Josh Smith.

The Bruins could struggle again this season if the NCAA does not allow one ,two or even all three of the freshman to play,

 

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