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Muhammad Takes Hesitant 1st Step

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It was the end of a saga and the beginning of a college career, but it fell well short of a celebration.

Nine months had elapsed since the NCAA warned schools recruiting Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 1-ranked recruit in the Class of 2012 and the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2013 NBA Draft, that it was looking into his family's relationship with two financial planners. Ten days had passed since the NCAA declared Muhammad ineligible to play for UCLA; and it was just three days ago that he (and his lawyer) surprisingly won an appeal to serve only a three-game suspension and pay back $1,600...

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