Sources: Muhammad Ineligible for China

Shabazz Muhammad

UCLA's prized freshman, Shabazz Muhammad, will be ineligible to play in the three games in China at the end of the month.

The NCAA has deemed UCLA's star incoming freshman, Shabazz Muhammad, ineligible to play in the three exhibition games in China, according to sources.

His ineligibility is related to the NCAA investigation of Muhammad allegedly receiving improper benefits in his recruitment from boosters of his AAU program.

The NCAA has been investigating the contributions of two individuals to the AAU program, Dream Vision, and whether flights were purchased for some of Muhammad's recruiting visits.

In February, the NCAA warned schools recruiting Muhammad to be wary that the elite prospect was under investigation.

According to sources, the NCAA has deemed Muhammad ineligible to participate in the three games in China later this month while the investigation is on-going.

A five-star recruit, Muhammad was ranked No. 2 overall in the 2012 class by Scout.com and headlines a monster recruiting haul for the Bruins. No. 4 overall recruit Kyle Anderson also committed to UCLA, as did five-star center Tony Parker.

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