Shabazz Muhammad Ruled Immediately Eligible
Shabazz Muhammad has been reinstated by the NCAA to play immediately for UCLA after the university "acknowledged amateurism violations" in an appeal to the association.
"The university required the student-athlete to miss 10 percent of the season (three games) and repay approximately $1,600 in impermissible benefits. The NCAA agreed the actions taken by the university were sufficient. Because Muhammad has already sat out three games, he is now eligible to compete," said the NCAA in a statement.
Muhammad made unofficial recruiting visits to North Carolina and Duke that were paid for by North Carolina-based financial adviser Ben Lincoln.