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UCLA's Kyle Anderson cleared, Shabazz Muhammad next?

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09:45 AM ET 11.03 | On the morning of Halloween, Kyle Anderson was called into an office. The UCLA freshman point guard expected trouble, but instead he received news he had been waiting weeks to hear. The NCAA had cleared him, meaning he'd be eligible to play for the Bruins this season. "Words couldn't describe how happy I was," the men's basketball guard said Friday night his first public comments since being cleared. The NCAA was investigating ties between a sports agent and Anderson's father, Kyle Sr. UCLA officials had long expected Anderson to be cleared, but the process dragged on weeks longer than they expected. For the Bruins, the addition of Anderson, a play-making 6-foot-9 guard, cannot be understated. UCLA is still in a limbo heading into this season because highly touted freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad has not been cleared to play by the NCAA. Investigators are looking into his family's and his AAU team's ties to two financial planners, and that investigation is considered more complex than Anderson's. The NCAA was expected to interview Muhammad's parents, Ron Holmes and Faye Muhammad, late this week, according to people close to the investigation who were not authorized to speak publicly. The timeline for a possible resolution is unclear.

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November 3, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Damn, a 6'9" Point Guard!!!!

November 3, 2012  01:13 PM ET

Magic Johnson was the first 6'9" point guard. The best that ever was! However, I don't know if Anderson is going to play point with Larry Drew ll in that slot.

November 3, 2012  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Magic Johnson was the first 6'9" point guard. The best that ever was! However, I don't know if Anderson is going to play point with Larry Drew ll in that slot.

The Bruins can play both Drew and Anderson at the same time, as both can bring the ball up court.

 
November 4, 2012  04:54 PM ET

PG on offense, too slow to play pg on D. need drew II for d

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