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Monday / June 26.
  • UCLA Issues Statement on Two Freshmen

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    In the wake of the news breaking that the NCAA was investigating the recruitment of prized UCLA freshmen Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker, Bruins Athletic Director Dan Guerrero released the following statement on Monday.

    “NCAA member schools place great importance on fair and consistent eligibility standards. As a member of the NCAA, UCLA works closely with the national office to establish the facts and circumstances for a fair and thorough review for each of our incoming student-athlete’s academic and amateurism records.

    Recently, there have been misleading and inaccurate public reports regarding the initial-eligibility certification of our men’s basketball team’s incoming class. Currently, there are two men’s basketball student-athletes who have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA.

    UCLA will not, and cannot, endanger the privacy of our student-athletes or the confidentiality of the process by providing a more specific response at this time to these reports.”

    Guerrero’s statement merely mentions ‘two men’s basketball student-athletes,’ but a story by Peter Yoon of ESPNLosAngeles on Monday, citing a source, says it is in fact Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad still awaiting clearance by the NCAA. Muhammad did not go on UCLA’s recent trip to China, but Anderson and Parker did.

    Anderson, a former St. Anthony of Jersey City star who compiled a 65-0 record in two years with the Friars, helped the Bruins to a 3-0 record in China. Parker was cleared for China, but did not play due to a hamstring injury suffered during the practice time leading up to the trip.

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    • So, a lot of west talk… how Johnnies leaked it out.

      And who are the Top3 cheaters?
      UNC Turdheels is heading that list.
      ucla is also on that list. (aka fucla)
      kensucky is a standing member to that Top3.

      Who is the worse cheater from these three?

      Note-
      I will add this…
      UNC would tell recruits..dont worry about classes. We get you As without going to class.
      This way, the player can focus on basketball 100% of the time.
      UNC would tell this to recruits.

    • yeah, how is zona doing without out the extra scholarship from their booster crap during loots last few years? Watch with the stones you throw

    • Just fine ganjah, no investigations around here.
      Not surprised by anything that comes out of certain programs.
      Wonder what shoe company these two will sign with in pros?

    • Kyle….
      Wasserman Media Group. That company is headed by well-known UCLA alumnus and benefactor Casey Wasserman.