Bruin head coach Ben Howland announced today that Larry Drew II attended class at UCLA today, the first day of class for the Spring quarter. He will be on scholarship for the 2011-12 season, one he will have to sit out for the entire year, due to the NCAA rules on four-year transfers (North Carolina). He will become available when the Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion for the 2012-13 season.
“We are very excited about the addition of Larry Drew II to our program,” UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland said. “He is an outstanding player and a really good kid. He is a great person and I think that he will be a great player for the Bruins in his final season of eligibility.”
“It feels great to be back home,” Larry Drew II said. “I had a great learning experience at North Carolina and they taught me a lot. I’m looking forward to getting a fresh start at UCLA and I’m happy to be a Bruin. Next year will give me time to focus on my academics and of course, train with the team.”