Shabazz May Play Due To Loophole
Posted by Eric Lemus on Sep 12, 2012 - 1:29:05 PM
WESTWOOD—Although the amateur eligibility of #1 recruit Shabazz Muhammad is still under investigation, the UCLA freshman may be able to play in the Legends Classic due to an NCAA loophole.
Shabazz Muhammad, G/F.
From Andy Katz of ESPN: "The NCAA gives schools a 45-day window for players to practice during an initial eligibility process. The Bruins don’t start the fall quarter until later this month. The Bruins could conceivably wait to start Muhammad’s clock until practice starts on Oct. 12. That means Muhammad could practice for the first month of the season and play possibly in the opener while the NCAA deals with an amateurism/extra benefit issue with Muhammad."
Because UCLA is on the quarter system, their academic year begins about a year later than most schools.
UCLA will play in the Leends Classic in mid-November at the brand new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY, with a potential match up against #1 Indiana looming.
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