Morning, folks. Having people register to comment cut down on the questions and, in my opinion, brought a better quality of questions. and there won’t be as many sets of answsers.
However, I’m still thinking there will be approximately 15 sets of answers, so let’s get started with set No. 1:
Went to Hawaii
I tried the spam musabi
Dohn, are you quite mad?
Hope it was delish
No way for me to be mad
I make it at home
“It is not [Keefe's] fault UCLA politicked hard to get him on the McDonald’s team.” – whoa, please tell us more about this specifically (for one thing: why?) and the selection process generally.
UCLA’s coaching staff, at the time, had a close relationship with the folks that selected the McDonald’s team. Keefe had very good numbers as a senior, and I believe the game was being played in San Diego, so UCLA’s staff continued to pump of their signed player to the powers that be.
We’ve been a guard-oriented team for a while now, even when Love was here. But starting next year it seems like we’ll have a relative glut of big men. Do you think we’ll be more post-oriented?
UCLA will be more post-oriented next year than it is this year, but I don’t see UCLA ever being a post-oriented team in general. First of all, coach Ben Howland is doing a fantastic job of recruiting perimeter players. Second, UCLA had the best low-post player in college last year and still didn’t utilize it as much as I thought it should have. And since I don’t think Howland is going to change his style, I see UCLA remaining a perimeter team.
Do you think we suck at finishing fast breaks?
Perhaps it is because UCLA doesn’t get enough of them, or practice them enough. I think UCLA could be better at it, but I wouldn’t say the Bruins are awful. They have some talented finishers.
DC has struggled mightily in his shooting the last 3 games going 13-42. No coincidence UCLA is just 1-2 in those games. Is the poor shooting mostly on him (bad shot selection, clock winding down, fatigue)? Or have teams figured out how to defend DC?
It is both. Collison is getting fatigued, forcing a few things and he is put in tough situations late in possessions. Plus, and I wrote about this in Thursday’s paper, teams are defending him more. Stopping him has become the opponents’ priority.
Is the silent commit expected to go public this weekend?
I don’t expect anything when it comes to recruiting, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
Brian do you think Joel Gray switches to UCLA? Thank you.
No, I do not. I think if he was going to switch, more would have come out about it by now. I’ve left him a few messages, but I have been unable to get in touch with him.
Have you heard anything about Scott returning as a coach?
I hear that Sarkisian is considering him to help recruiting.
I know Eric Scott wants to get back into the college game, but he may have to wait a little while longer. If he wound up going to Washington, I don’t think that would be good for UCLA.