Staff writer Scott Wolf talked to Bryon Moore’s dad, Byron Sr. today about the reason Byron Moore de-commited from UCLA and committed to USC.
“He’s been going to their camps since he was in the seventh grade. There was something
in his heart that said he wanted to go there,” said Byron Moore Sr. “At the end of the day, he felt in his heart he wanted to be at USC.”
USC offered Moore a scholarship last week when he attended a summer camp.
“It’s been tearing at him even before that,” his father said. “UCLA’s been very good to us. They are a good group of guys.”
Byron Moore – who de-committed from UCLA and says he’ll go to USC – grew up a USC fan and attended games at the Coliseum. When Moore committed to UCLA, he said he wanted to stay close to home. UCLA and Arizona were the first schools to offer.
Noelle Quinn will be back in Los Angeles with the Minnesota Lynx for the game against the Sparks on Thursday. Quinn will help deliver food to 400 pre-selected needy families on Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles.
UCLA signee Malcolm Lee will attend the 2008 USA Basketball Men’s under-18 National Team Trials, which start tomorrow at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Drew Gordon was expected to try out as well but will no longer attend. Gordon, Jrue Holiday, J’Mison Morgan and Jerime Andesron are taking summer school classes at UCLA.
Vandenberg Qualifies for 100 Butterfly Final At U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
Former Bruin swims eighth-fastest time in semifinal round
Former Bruin and current volunteer swimming coach Kim Vandenberg
qualified for the 100m butterfly final on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic
Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Vandenberg was 12th in the opening
round with a time of 59.57 to advance to the semifinal round. Once
there, she improved her time to 59.34 to advance to Monday’s final.
Also on Sunday on day one of the Olympic Trials, sophomores-to-be
Lauren Hall (4:53.49) and Dani Milligan (4:55.09) competed in the 400m
IM where Hall placed 41st and Milligan was 54th.
More news from UCLA on former Bruins who are on their way to the Olympics:
Former Bruins Sheena (Johnson) Tosta and Suzy Powell Roos became the
first UCLA athletes to punch their tickets to the Beijing Olympic
Games as they both finished in the top-three in their respective
events at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR on Sunday.
Powell Roos finished in the runner-up position in the discus with a
mark of 206-5 and will head to Beijing for her third Olympic
competition (member of the U.S. team at the 1996 Athens and 2000
Sydney Olympic Games).
Tosta was third in the 400m hurdles with her time of 54.62. She will
head to Beijing and will compete in her second Olympic Games (she was
4th in Athens in 2004).
Also on Sunday at the Trials, former Bruin Monique Henderson easily
advanced to the semifinal round of the 400m as she posted the
eighth-best time of the day (52.24).
On the men’s side, 2007 graduate Brandon Johnson placed sixth in the
intermediate hurdles with a run of 48.72.