CBSSports.com has confirmed that the NCAA has been investigating three of UCLA basketball's highly touted freshmen.
Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker, a trio of Ben Howland recruits who the Bruins are hopeful will take them back to national relevance, have all been the target of the NCAA over the last few months.
The news was first reported by the UCLA site of Scout.com.
CBSSports.com wrote about Muhammad and his connections to a pair of financial advisors back in February. However, the NCAA is also concerned about the recruitments of both Anderson, a 6-foot-7 1/2 point forward from New Jersey, and Parker, a big man out of Georgia.
Muhammad wasn't allowed to play on the team's recent trip to China while both Anderson and Parker were cleared to play.
Sources told CBSSports.com that one of the issues that the NCAA is looking into the relationship between Anderson and agent Thad Foucher -- who works for Arn Tellem and the Wasserman Group. The NCAA is also investigating whether Parker's family received improper benefits throughout the recruiting process.