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NCAA reportedly clears UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson to play for Bruins

Oct 31, 2012, 2:15 PM EST

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UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Bruins for the start of the 2012-13 season, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Anderson, a 6-8 point forward, was under investigation as the NCAA looked for evidence of an alleged connection between Anderson’s father, Kyle Sr., and NBA agent Thad Foucher.

If the report holds true, that means UCLA’s eligibility issues are half over, as they still wait on the news of fellow freshman Shabazz Muhammad.

Muhammad is under investigation after allegations surfaced that he may have taken impermissible benefits during his recruitment.

The Bruins will begin the season ranked No. 13 in preseason polls, though a good deal of those high expectations are contingent upon the eligibility rulings of Anderson and Muhammad.

UCLA opens the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State on Nov. 9 to begin its 2012-13 season.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_