If you feel a warm breath sweep across your face you need not worry. It’s just the UCLA Bruin fan base letting go a collective sigh of relief. According to a Wednesday report from the Los Angeles Times, incoming freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared to suit up for the Bruins come opening day against the Indiana State Sycamores.
Anderson is a unique talent. Standing 6’9, Anderson is not a small forward but an over-sized guard. Projected to be a lottery pick by some experts, Anderson getting cleared to play is a huge step in the right direction for the UCLA program who is still waiting the final verdict on fellow projected lottery pick Shabazz Muhammad.
Anderson’s eligibility was in question due to his relationship with NBA agent Thad Foucher. The family, as well as Anderson, has insisted that the relationship was formed well before Anderson was a highly sought after prospect. Well if that’s true, which is debatable at best, I guess the NCAA sees no harm and the relationship doesn’t affect Anderson’s status.
UCLA has 2 freshmen that are projected lottery picks in Anderson and Muhammad. Both of whom have had issues getting eligibility cleared by that building(otherwise known as the NCAA). Instead of investigating and punishing the players, which is the NCAA’s M.O., maybe they should start punishing the schools/coaches/agents.
I mean the recruits are just kids right? And the people who start all this non-sense are all adults right? Oh, look at me speaking all logical again. The NCAA will never understand it.
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