Sep 2, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT
UCLA was forced to keep Shabazz Muhammad in the United States as it made a trip to China last month as the NCAA continued its investigation into whether he received improper benefits during his recruitment.
Now, according to Scout.com and confirmed by other outlets, the NCAA is looking into the recruitments of star freshmen Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker, as well.
Anderson, a 6-8 point forward from Jersey City, N.J., was a top-5 player from the Class of 2012 and is a versatile playmaker and facilitator for his size.
He led St. Anthony (N.J.) to back-to-back New Jersey state championships under legendary coach Bob Hurley.
On the Bruins recent trip to China, Anderson had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the professional Shanghai Sharks.
As for Parker, the 6-9, 270-pound native of Georgia, he was the final piece of the Bruins’ 2012 recruiting class, as highly skilled big man that could make an impact in the post in the Pac-12.
Prior to news of the investigations of Anderson and Parker, the NCAA had already been looking into Muhammad’s relationship with two financial advisors and how his unofficial visits to college campuses were paid for.
The three prospects, Muhammad, Anderson, and Parker, along with Oak Hill (Va.) forward Jordan Adams, comprise one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.
The Bruins won all three games on their trip to China and now look forward to the 2012-13 season in which they will try to improve upon a 19-14 overall record from last year.
Oct 24, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT
Syracuse’s men’s basketball and football programs are under investigation, with the stakes being higher for Jim Boeheim’s program.
Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT
Joshua Smith averaged 11.5 points per game before being ruled academically ineligible last season.
Oct 23, 2014, 10:49 PM EDT
Cam Payne became the star of Murray State as a freshman, but he wouldn’t have gotten there if he had a back up. Why?
Oct 23, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT
The preseason favorites to win the Atlantic 10 added a new teammate Thursday.
Oct 23, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT
Shawn Lester averaged 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the sixth man role last season.
Oct 23, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Hallice Cooke will have one hip operated on Monday, with the second surgery coming four weeks later.
Oct 23, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT
Christian James joins Rashard Odomes and Akolda Manyang in Oklahoma’s 2015 haul.
Oct 23, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
The OVC looks like a three-team race this season.
Oct 23, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT
Nice work editing in the music.
Oct 23, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT
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Oct 23, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT
This scandal will be a stain on North Carolina’s sports and academic programs for a long time.
Oct 23, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
This is about as embarrassing as being POSTERIZED can get.
Oct 23, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT
The Shockers went to the Final Four in 2013 and undefeated in 2014. What is next for them?
Oct 22, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT
Cody Larson was South Dakotas Next Big Thing. He returned in infamy, but that has not stopped him from succeeding.
Oct 22, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT
Wisconsin held its third annual “Shooting Down Cancer” event Wednesday, with their goal being to #MakeBoPay.
Oct 22, 2014, 9:13 PM EDT
Austin Nichols is the reigning American Athletic Conference ROY, and sophomore Avery Woodson is expected to compete for minutes in a crowded by inexperienced backcourt.
Oct 22, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT
Cezar Guerrero knocked down five straight from half-court during the team’s Red and White Hoops Night event Tuesday.
Oct 22, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT
Oregon didn’t have much depth to begin with due to various personnel issues, so Michael Chandler’s lingering knee problem is a major concern.
Oct 22, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
People don’t come more intense than Bruce Pearl.
Oct 22, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT
Given SMU’s depth on the perimeter, LaGerald Vick’s decision to move back in classes will help both parties in the future.
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