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UCLA Basketball Preseason Outlook

Posted on: October 14, 2009 1:31 pm
 

Great article in Slam Magazine about the UCLA Baby Bruins. Click on link:

http://www.slamonline.com/online/co

llege-hs/college/2009/10/young-guns

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UCLA is being slept on by the national media and that is a blessing. The team figures to have some growing pains early, but will develop some depth by the 2nd half of Pac Ten play and the NCAA tourney. The Bruins will be a long, quick, athletic team that will smother teams on defense and run a little more than earlier versions of Coach Howland's squads.

The season hinges on the development of Jerime Anderson at PG and the health of J'Mison Morgan and Drew Gordon. Incoming freshmen Tyler Honeycutt and Mike Moser have the versatility to play on the wings, and Reeves Nelson projects as a more skilled version of Alfred Aboya. Seniors Mike Roll and Nikola Dragovic will be required to space the floor on offense and when James Keefe returns from his bum shoulder his experience and rebounding will be a big lift.

Malcolm Lee is a truly great player, it will be up to him to grab the reins and take this team over. I've stated that this might be the best UCLA team in Howland's tenure in terms of overall athleticism and skill level, but they might be a year away.

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