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August 22, 1990
Rodney Odom, a 6-foot-11 redshirt center on the UCLA basketball team, has decided to transfer to a junior college nearer to his home in Texas.
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August 28, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rodney Odom, regarded by one recruiting publication as among the nation's top 50 prospects when he signed with UCLA two years ago, said that he left the Bruin basketball program last week because he believed that the coaches lost confidence in him. "I think I could have competed at UCLA and if not started this year, started by my junior or senior year," said Odom, a 6-foot-11 center from Kingwood, Tex. "I just didn't feel I was going to progress as a player.
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November 16, 1989 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rodney Odom, the tallest but least advanced of UCLA's highly regarded freshmen recruiting class of 1989, will sit out this season as a redshirt, Coach Jim Harrick said Wednesday. "I'm a little blue," Odom said Wednesday night before the Bruins' 102-89 exhibition victory over Athletes in Action. "I think it might be best for me, but I have to be disappointed because I worked all my life to come in here and play as a freshman and start as a sophomore."
SPORTS
August 22, 1990
Rodney Odom, a 6-foot-11 redshirt center on the UCLA basketball team, has decided to transfer to a junior college nearer to his home in Texas.
SPORTS
April 10, 1989 | MIKE KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Glendora High School's Tracy Murray, who set state basketball scoring records this season, said he plans to attend UCLA, Bruin Coach Jim Harrick confirmed Sunday night. "We're very happy to have him in the UCLA family," Harrick said. Murray told the Associated Press Sunday: "Everybody said follow your heart, that you'll get this feeling and know where you want to go." Wednesday is the first day of the spring signing period for National Collegiate Athletic Assn. national letters of intent.
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November 10, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Ed Stokes of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, heavily recruited by UCLA, signed Wednesday with Arizona, but the Bruin basketball team did manage to sign two other blue-chip seniors. The 6-foot 10-inch Stokes, who impressed scouts in all-star camps last summer, chose Arizona over Louisville, Syracuse and UCLA on the first day of the weeklong early signing period for national letters of intent. He averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds a game last season.
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August 28, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rodney Odom, regarded by one recruiting publication as among the nation's top 50 prospects when he signed with UCLA two years ago, said that he left the Bruin basketball program last week because he believed that the coaches lost confidence in him. "I think I could have competed at UCLA and if not started this year, started by my junior or senior year," said Odom, a 6-foot-11 center from Kingwood, Tex. "I just didn't feel I was going to progress as a player.
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November 2, 1989 | JERRY CROWE
UCLA's highly regarded basketball recruiting class of 1989 will take on what probably will be Coach Jim Harrick's eventual starters in the second half of the Bruins' annual intrasquad game tonight at Pauley Pavilion. Freshmen Tracy Murray, Mitchell Butler, Zan Mason and Rodney Odom will be joined by veterans Kevin Williams and Jeff Bronner for the last 20 minutes.
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November 3, 1989 | JERRY CROWE
Zan Mason was the most impressive of UCLA's four freshmen in the Bruins' annual intrasquad basketball scrimmage Thursday night. The 6-foot-7 forward from Westchester High scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds in front of 3,915 at Pauley Pavilion. Tracy Murray, who led the nation last season with an average of 44.3 points a game at Glendora High School, scored 17 points, but made only four of 15 shots, including just one of eight inside three-point range.
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May 4, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
Zan Mason, unable to break into the regular rotation in two seasons with the UCLA basketball team, said Friday that he would transfer. "I want an opportunity to show my ability, and I'm not getting that here," Mason said. "I play hard, I do everything I can to put myself in a position to play, but they just didn't call my number. I want to be in a position where a coach recognizes what I'm doing and calls my number."
SPORTS
November 16, 1989 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rodney Odom, the tallest but least advanced of UCLA's highly regarded freshmen recruiting class of 1989, will sit out this season as a redshirt, Coach Jim Harrick said Wednesday. "I'm a little blue," Odom said Wednesday night before the Bruins' 102-89 exhibition victory over Athletes in Action. "I think it might be best for me, but I have to be disappointed because I worked all my life to come in here and play as a freshman and start as a sophomore."
SPORTS
April 10, 1989 | MIKE KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Glendora High School's Tracy Murray, who set state basketball scoring records this season, said he plans to attend UCLA, Bruin Coach Jim Harrick confirmed Sunday night. "We're very happy to have him in the UCLA family," Harrick said. Murray told the Associated Press Sunday: "Everybody said follow your heart, that you'll get this feeling and know where you want to go." Wednesday is the first day of the spring signing period for National Collegiate Athletic Assn. national letters of intent.
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November 10, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Ed Stokes of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, heavily recruited by UCLA, signed Wednesday with Arizona, but the Bruin basketball team did manage to sign two other blue-chip seniors. The 6-foot 10-inch Stokes, who impressed scouts in all-star camps last summer, chose Arizona over Louisville, Syracuse and UCLA on the first day of the weeklong early signing period for national letters of intent. He averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds a game last season.
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December 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Damin Lopez scored a personal-best 22 points, including five three-point baskets, to lead Pepperdine to a 65-56 victory over North Carolina Charlotte on Friday. Defensive intensity sparked Pepperdine (2-1) from the outset, as the 49ers converted only 10 of 30 first-half shots. The 5-foot-8 Lopez made three three-pointers during the stretch, and the Waves opened a 31-13 lead with 7:53 left in the first half.
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August 9, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska, a 6-foot-10 center who was the leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer for the Loyola Marymount basketball team last season, has been granted a release from his scholarship and is thought to be interested in transferring to UCLA. Believed to be the first Czechoslovakian citizen to play basketball at a Division I college, Petruska was the only sophomore named to the All-West Coast Conference team last winter after averaging 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a game and making 58.
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