UCLA admits two top basketball signees not yet eligible

UCLA released statement Monday confirming that two of its basketball signees have yet to be cleared by the NCAA.

“Recently, there have been misleading and inaccurate public reports regarding the initial-eligibility certification of our men's basketball team's incoming class,” said UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero in a statement. “Currently, there are two men's basketball student-athletes who have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA.”

Sources told ESPN Los Angeles that the players are high-profile recruits Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad.

There were reports last week that the NCAA was investigating the recruitment of Muhammad, Anderson and Tony Parker.

Anderson played with the Bruins on its recent exhibition tour of China. Parker made the trip but did not play because of injury. Muhammad did not make the trip because of eligibility issues.

According to published reports, the NCAA is also looking into Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel, as well as several other top-level incoming college basketball signees.

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