UCLA Coach Ben Howland is hoping to see center Joshua Smith take a tip -- or two -- from former Bruin Kevin Love.
Love reshaped his body before his one season at UCLA. He is in even better condition since being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves after the 2007-08 season.
Smith, who is 6 feet 10 and weighs more than 300 pounds, has admitted that he needs to be in better shape.
“Kevin spoke with Josh this [past] summer and they spent some time together,” Howland said. “Kevin is the greatest example of a player driven to be great. It’s so important to him that he is willing to sacrifice. He had the kind of discipline it takes to change his body.”