July 27, 2011 |
Jerime Anderson, a reserve point guard on the UCLA basketball team, was suspended for at least the Bruins' season opener after being arrested Tuesday evening by campus police on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing a laptop computer. Anderson, who averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 assists last season, has been barred from all team activities and could sit out additional games as a result of his arrest, according to a statement released by UCLA. He will miss the Bruins' game against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 11 at the Sports Arena, and his status with the team will be reevaluated as the legal process unfolds.
April 13, 2011 |
UCLA and USC each announced the signing of one player Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA regular signing period for men's basketball. At UCLA, the signing marked De'End of an era. After going 23 years between noteworthy junior college transfers, the Bruins on Wednesday signed De'End Parker, a 6-foot-6 guard from City College of San Francisco who will become the second junior college player on their roster. Junior guard Lazeric Jones, a transfer from John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., averaged 9.1 points for UCLA last season and was the only player to start every game.
April 2, 2011
Having not learned a thing from Ben Howland, at least Malcolm Lee won't have any preconceived ideas on how to run a half-court offense. Do you make more money in the NBA Development League or as a scrub in Europe? Maybe Lee and Tyler Honeycutt should package themselves together and share an apartment to cut expenses. Ron De Temple Costa Mesa :: Tyler Honeycutt made the right decision in leaving UCLA. How often is the recruiting class so weak that a mediocre player can still be drafted in the first round?
March 29, 2011 |
UCLA's defensive stopper is a go for the NBA draft, though there are scenarios that would give Malcolm Lee pause before giving up his final year of college eligibility. As expected, the 6-foot-5 junior guard announced Tuesday that he would declare for the NBA draft but not hire an agent, preserving his option to return for his senior season. Lee said the biggest factor in his decision was the improvement he made from his sophomore season to this season, when he became the Bruins' top defender and second-leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points while helping them reach the third round of the NCAA tournament.
March 29, 2011
One high-profile basketball player was coming and two were possibly going at UCLA on Monday, though the net result could leave the Bruins two men down for next season. Shortly after sophomore forward Tyler Honeycutt said he would hire an agent and declare for the NBA draft, UCLA announced that North Carolina transfer Larry Drew II had started attending classes and joined the program. Then, in an impromptu nightcap, a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to comment publicly until an announcement is made confirmed that junior guard Malcolm Lee would also declare for the draft, though he would not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning for his senior season.
March 22, 2011 |
UCLA Coach Ben Howland said the potential of an NBA lockout would influence his advice to Bruins players deciding whether to declare for the draft, intimating that it might lead him to encourage them to return to college. "I can tell you in the NBA, in my opinion, this is going to be a serious lockout," Howland said Tuesday. "They will not be playing, in my opinion, next December and maybe even January. ? You're not even going to get paid next year for half the year. " Howland said he expected to meet with junior Malcolm Lee and sophomores Tyler Honeycutt and Reeves Nelson as soon as Monday to discuss their futures.