Shabazz Muhammad: 3 Reasons He Saved Ben Howland's Job at UCLA

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Shabazz Muhammad: 3 Reasons He Saved Ben Howland's Job at UCLA
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The UCLA Bruins' basketball program has been in turmoil in recent years and their struggles on and off the court have been thoroughly documented, only adding to their strife.  

However, the Bruins may have found a savior who could revitalize the team and bring head coach Ben Howland off of the hot seat.

His name is Shabazz Muhammad and he was the second-best high school recruit in the nation, according to ESPN's Top 100.  Muhammad, a 6'6'' small forward, chose to sign with UCLA over other powerhouses like Duke and Kentucky.

Could his monumental decision right the ship for Ben Howland and his crew?  Let's take a look at three reasons why Muhammad saved Howland's job and may be able to save UCLA.

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