Could Shabazz Muhammad play in UCLA's season opener Friday against Indiana State?
The answer to that question still depends on the NCAA, which has yet to clear the touted freshman guard.
The NCAA did interview Muhammad's parents, Ron Holmes and Faye Muhammad, in Las Vegas late last week, according to people close to the situation who aren't authorized to speak publicly.
So, with those key interviews done, if the NCAA were to clear him in the next few days, is Muhammad, who school officials say is dealing with a right shoulder strain, healthy enough to play Friday?
"There's a possibility, for sure," UCLA Coach Ben Howland said Tuesday.
On Oct. 25, UCLA announced that Muhammad had suffered the injury in practice and was expected to miss two to four weeks.