The NCAA has declared UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ineligible today. The former high school player of the year violated NCAA rules by accepting travel and lodge on three unofficial visits to two programs, the NCAA said in a statement.

UCLA released a statement saying:

"The NCAA has finally determined that a violation of the NCAA amateurism rules has occurred involving UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad and his family. As a result, he is ineligible for competition at this time. We are extremely disappointed that the NCAA has made this determination.”

"The University and our compliance staff have fully cooperated with the NCAA throughout this entire period, and we believe the decision is incorrect and unjust to Shabazz. UCLA will expeditiously pursue its options to challenge this determination. When a final resolution has been reached by the NCAA, we will swiftly communicate the news to the entire Bruin family."

No word on how long he'll sit out for and we all know that it ain't gonna be for just one game. We wonder if it was worth it, though? Hopefully Rick Fox was his tour guide and gave him the Jesus Shuttlesworth treatment.

[via ESPN]