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  1. Father of former UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad sentenced to 37 months in prison on fraud charges

    Mar 27, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

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    The father of former UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad was sentenced to 37 months in prison Thursday. And according to reports, Ron Holmes took out a loan based on Muhammad’s potential professional earnings while the player was still an amateur.

  2. Invitations extended to the NBA Draft’s “Green Room”

    Jun 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

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    As reported by ESPN’s Chad Ford, the NBA has extended invitations to the “green room” for draft night this coming Thursday, June 27th. This room is designated for players who are projected to be selected in the top half of the first round — “the lottery.” Those invited are Nerlens Noel (Kentucky); Victor Oladipo (Indiana); Otto Porter (Georgetown);…

  3. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ‘day-to-day’ with illness

    Jan 29, 2013, 4:12 PM EST

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    UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not practice Tuesday and is listed as “day-to-day” as he battles a gastrointestinal illness, Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register is reporting and other outlets have confirmed. The news of Muhammad’s condition comes as the Bruins are preparing for a game Wednesday against crosstown rival USC. Muhammad has been…

  4. UCLA compliance reportedly looking into Shabazz Muhammad’s Gucci backpack

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

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    The UCLA compliance department is taking a look at the Gucci-brand backpack that freshman Shabazz Muhammad wore during postgame interviews, following the Bruins’ win over No. 6 Arizona on Thursday. ESPNLosAngeles.com was the first to report about the inquiry, stemming from a column written by Yahoo!’s Pat Forde that highlighted the fact that Muhammad was…

  5. UCLA knocks off Missouri at home, could this turn the season around?

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:09 AM EST

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    Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad scored seven of his game-high 27 in overtime as UCLA took down No. 7 Missouri Friday night 97-94 at Pauley Pavilion. Muhammad was clutch all night long and with a minute to go, Muhammad knocked down a 3-pointer to give UCLA a 95-93 lead, a lead they would not give back.…

  6. Late night snacks: Shabazz and Chaminade make the headlines

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:33 AM EST

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    The first day of Maui and we had to classic moments from a tournament that always delivers a few. Shabazz Muhammad makes his UCLA debut in Brooklyn, and all the stats you can shake a stat sheet at. Here’s your daily recap. Games of the Night Chaminade 86, Texas 63 – This one takes it. Division…

  7. Report: Shabazz Muhammad cleared to play at UCLA

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:12 PM EST

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    According to Los Angeles Times reporter Baxter Holmes, UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad has been cleared to play by the NCAA. Holmes, who broke the news through his Twitter account, had previously reported that UCLA’s hearing with the NCAA regarding Muhammad’s eligibility had ended around noon on Friday. The NCAA released a statement regarding Muhammad’s reinstatement: The NCAA…

  8. Flea Shabazz Muhammad!

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EST

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    John Calipari has Jay-Z, now Ben Howland has Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Well, he doesn’t exactly “have” Flea, but he can stand near Flea while the bassist wears his homemade “Free Shabazz Muhammad” t-shirt. Students in the crowd were reportedly wearing more professional-quality shirts with the same message, but isn’t it just…

  9. UCLA fans wear “Free Shabazz” shirts Friday night

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EST

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    UCLA fans are demanding justice, regarding heralded freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad. The 6-foot-6 star recruit was ruled ineligible hours before UCLA home opener against Indiana State. According to the NCAA, Muhammad “accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to two NCAA member schools,” which is a violation of amateurism rules. Muhammad was the headliner…

  10. Jordan Adams, Wear twins lead UCLA in a win over Indiana State

    Nov 10, 2012, 2:17 AM EST

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    When No. 13 UCLA opened the renovated Pauley Pavilion – after 18-months and spending $132 million – the star freshman performance was expected to be from shooting guard Shabazz Muhammad Instead, Muhammad was ruled ineligible before the game. Luckily, freshman guard Jordan Adams came off the bench to drop a game-high 21 points off 7-of-12…

  11. Shabazz Muhammad ruled ineligible for amateurism rules violation, UCLA plans to appeal

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:54 PM EST

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    UCLA freshman wing Shabazz Muhammad has been ruled ineligible for a violation of amateur rules, the school announced Friday evening. The school gave no specific timeframe, but plans to appeal the ruling. “The NCAA has finally determined that a violation of the NCAA amateurism rules has occurred involving UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad and his…

  12. Shabazz Muhammad’s AAU coach speaks out about NCAA investigation

    Oct 13, 2012, 1:43 AM EST

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    On the first night of the college basketball season, UCLA enters its first practice with questions of whether or not their two top recruits – Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson – will be able to play this year, as they are both under NCAA investigation. Shabazz Muhammad, one of the nation’s top freshmen, has faced the…

  13. UCLA still waiting to hear on Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson’s eligibility

    Oct 12, 2012, 5:35 PM EST

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    Tonight marks the official beginning of the college basketball season. However, the UCLA Bruins are still scrambling to find out what they’re team will look like when the first game takes place next month. UCLA had one of the best recruiting classes this season, yet the program’s best two recruits – Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle…

  14. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not travel with team to China as NCAA continues investigation

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:36 AM EST

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    UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not make a scheduled overseas trip to China with the Bruins this month as the NCAA continues to investigate his connections to two financial planners that could impact his amateur status and eligibility at UCLA, Tracy Pierson of Scout.com is reporting. CBSSports.com first brought to light that the NCAA was…

  15. Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad recovering well as team gets set for China trip

    Jul 26, 2012, 2:45 PM EST

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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—UCLA welcomes arguably the best recruiting class in the country to Westwood next season, but the early weeks of assimilating those new pieces have been made more difficult because of injury. The two biggest pieces of the Bruins’ 2012 class, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad, have been working back from thumb and ankle…

  16. Shabazz Muhammad: Tony Parker to UCLA would be ‘icing on the cake’

    Apr 15, 2012, 10:02 AM EST

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    During Saturday night’s Jordan Brand Classic, the broadcast team shared an anecdote that illustrates the situation in which Georgia native Tony Parker finds himself. This late in the recruiting process, he still had a list comprised of seven schools. He wants to have a traditional announcement of his decision at his school, complete with laying…

  17. Shabazz Muhammad, Rodney Purvis share MVP at 2012 Jordan Brand Classic

    Apr 15, 2012, 9:04 AM EST

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    With the Jordan Brand Classic taking place at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, it seemed only fitting that an in-state prospect, committed to an in-state school, would bring home co-MVP honors. Rodney Purvis, a 6-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., scored 22 points and had three steals for the East All-Americans in a 99-95 loss…

  18. Like Mike? Not if you’re Duke commit Rasheed Sulaimon

    Apr 13, 2012, 6:57 PM EST

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    At this year’s Jordan Classic — which is, after all, named for His Airness — a group of prospects decided to sing the commercial jingle “Like Mike” in honor of the greatest basketball player of all time. Everyone, from Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA) to Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), took a turn slaying eardrums. One recruit, in particular,…

  19. Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad to announce college decisions Wednesday night

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:14 AM EST

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    Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel are the two biggest unsigned names high school basketball’s 2012 class and, Wednesday night at 7:30, the world will know which college programs will gain their respective signatures. NBCSports.com takes a look at which destination looks most promising for each player, with each player set to be the centerpiece of…

  20. Nike Hoop Summit: Andrew Wiggins leads World over Shabazz Muhammad, USA

    Apr 8, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

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    In a spring full of all-star games, the rosters in Saturday night’s Nike Hoop Summit may have looked like one, but the stakes were a lot higher than any post-season walk-through. Native Canadian and 2014 Huntington Prep (WV) forward Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the World Select Team to…

  21. Gatorade names state-by-state Player of the Year winners

    Mar 22, 2012, 2:20 PM EST

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    Gatorade announced its Player of the Year awards on Thursday, one award given to the best player in each state in the nation. Below is a quick rundown and recruiting update on some of the most notable names. Shabazz Muhammad | Bishop Gorman (Nev.) | Unsigned NBCSports.com did a short profile of Muhammad on Wednesday…

  22. With all the Nerlens Noel news, don’t forget about Shabazz Muhammad

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

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    Shabazz Muhammad was primed to be the biggest story of the spring signing period but, while being courted by some of the nation’s top programs, got the carpet of attention swept out from under him. Now enters the long, lanky, 6-10 Nerlens Noel, reclassifying from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2012, nabbing…