Posted October 31, 2012

Report: UCLA guard Kyle Anderson declared eligible by NCAA


UCLA freshman guard Kyle Anderson has been declared eligible to play by the NCAA, family members told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday morning.

Anderson was being investigated for a relationship between his father, Kyle Sr., and NBA agent Thad Foucher, according to people with knowledge of the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly.

Anderson, a 6-foot-8 guard who was ranked among the top high school players, is one of UCLA’s blue-chip freshman basketball players. He’s expect to contend for a starting position this season.

UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is also being investigated by the NCAA for potential basketball recruiting violations. Muhammad had not been cleared to play and is nursing a shoulder injury suffered in practice last week.

UCLA missed the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years after finishing with a 19-14 record last season. UCLA starts the season against Indiana State on Nov. 9.


Still no word on Shabazz, though. Odd that the one high-profile recruit Calipari has missed on since coming to UK is the one who is proving the hardest to get eligible. A significant data point weighing against the perception that he only wins by playing dirty. (Yes .... Enes Kanter was never ruled eligible, but that was due to his accepting money to play in Europe, not due to any recruiting irregularities on the part of UK)