November 9, 2011 |
The men's basketball programs at UCLA and USC each received two letters of intent Wednesday as the NCAA's fall early signing period opened. UCLA secured the services of Kyle Anderson , a highly coveted 6-foot-8 swingman from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony High, and 6-5 shooting guard Jordan Adams from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy. Coach Ben Howland said the Bruins could add another player in the early signing period and expected to bring in a total of four new players.
February 25, 2010
VS. OREGON STATE When: 8. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 12-14 overall, 7-7 Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 12-14, 6-8. Update: The Bruins are beat up and are without forwards James Keefe (shoulder surgery) and Reeves Nelson (partially torn retina), while forward Brendan Lane (sprained ankle) is questionable. Oregon State is a respectable 4-3 in its last seven games, with victories over Pac-10 leader California, third-place USC and middle-of-the pack Arizona -- though that was in Tucson, normally a difficult road game to win. The Bruins beat the Beavers, 62-52, in Corvallis but had to sweat things a bit in the first half.
March 16, 2011 |
A look at the Bruins' first-round tournament game against Michigan State on Thursday STARTERS Michigan State; Ht.; Wt.; Stats; P.; UCLA; Ht.; Wt.; Stats Adreian Payne; 6-10; 230; 2.3 rpg; C; Joshua Smith; 6-10; 305; 10.6 ppg Draymond Green; 6-7; 230; 12.3 ppg; F; Reeves Nelson; 6-8; 235; 13.9 ppg Mike Kebler; 6-4; 205; 1.6 ppg; G/F; Tyler Honeycutt; 6-8; 188; 12.6 ppg Kalin Lucas; 6-1; 195; 17.2 ppg; G; Malcolm Lee;...
September 5, 2012 |
When training camp opens next month, Greg Somogyi will hold one distinction not even All-Star big men Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol can match: tallest Laker. How long the 7-foot-3 center graces the Lakers' roster is another matter. The Lakers signed the former UC Santa Barbara player to a non-guaranteed contract Wednesday and extended an invitation to training camp as the team fills out the margins of its roster for practice purposes. Like former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson, whom the Lakers also signed as expected Wednesday, Somogyi is the longest of longshots to make the team.
November 11, 2010 |
It was almost impossible not to look. At some point during games at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA players would gaze behind the Bruins' bench in hopes of catching a glimpse of the man sitting in Section 103B, Row 2, Seat 1. That was the spot reserved for John Wooden , a constant presence until his health deteriorated in recent years. "I definitely looked at him when he was at the games," junior guard Jerime Anderson said. "It's hard not to notice that Coach Wooden is there.
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.
July 16, 2012 |
DETROIT - Vernon Wells, out since May 21 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, is expected to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment of seven to 10 games this weekend. Catcher Chris Iannetta, sidelined since May 9 because of a broken right wrist and a right forearm strain, hopes to join him. Iannetta threw to second base Monday for the first time since he injured his forearm in early June, and after repeating the workout Wednesday, he could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
February 29, 2012 |
UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero stopped short of guaranteeing that Bruins' basketball coach Ben Howland will return next season in the wake of allegations made by a Sports Illustrated story. The article painted a picture of a program where players used drugs and fought with each other in practice, as well as Howland giving preferential treatment that led to abuse by one player, Reeves Nelson. Nelson was kicked off the team in December. “Ben has been with me nine years.
November 21, 2011 |
Reporting from Lahaina, Hawaii — For one half, UCLA returned to its originally scheduled season. The Bruins had been continually sidetracked during a maddening season-opening stretch that included player suspensions and a pair of unexpected losses to mid-major opponents. Things threatened to unravel in historic fashion Monday when Coach Ben Howland sat forward Reeves Nelson for the first half as punishment for missing a team bus, and UCLA led Chaminade by only two points at halftime.
November 29, 2012 |
UCLA's basketball team lost two players this week: Tyler Lamb and Joshua Smith . But dating back to 2008, the Bruins have had at least 11 players leave their program. Those departures include Chace Stanback (2008), Drew Gordon (2009), Mike Moser (2010), J'mison Morgan (2010), Matt Carlino (2010), Reeves Nelson (2011), Brendan Lane (2012), De'End Parker (2012), Anthony Stover (2012), Lamb and Smith. UCLA Coach Ben Howland was asked about the exodus of players after the Bruins' 82-56 win against Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, and he basically gave a non-answer, saying he'd answered it before.