VIDEO: Jonah Bolden practices with UCLA after being cleared

Jonah Bolden practiced for the first time in front of Los Angeles media on Tuesday, providing a glimpse at the type of player that could have changed the arc of UCLA’s season.

A four-star recruit, the 6-foot-10 wing was ruled ineligible to play this season, but this week the NCAA cleared him to begin practicing. Bolden said that he had been able to get individual training with assistant coach with Ed Schilling over the past few months. He described those as being tailored for his frame and body type, name-dropping Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as a pro comparison.

Added head coach Steve Alford: “He’s a big guard, or he can play a stretch four and really do a lot of things helping both bigs and guards.”

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  • EncinitasBruin

    We are 6 days away from FB signing day, and we haven’t had a recruiting update, Jack, in 5 days. I’m happy Bolden’s back, but right now, I want to hear an in-depth analysis of where we stand with our top recruits, and where you see most of them leaning, etc. Thanks.

    • gotroy22

      That’s your update: nothing is happening!

      • EncinitasBruin

        Last time I checked, SC’s “top 5” classes of the past few years have been thoroughly beaten by UCLA’s “3- and 4-star” recruits. Three games where the likes of “all-world” players Cravens, Kesler, Williams, Lee, Allen, McQuay, etc. were downright embarrased, outplayed, outcoached and just plain beaten up by superior UCLA squads. Sark can recruit, but he’s still averaging only 7.6 wins a year over his seven-year college HC career. Nice recuiting class, so congrats. Let’s now see if Sark can use those keys and actually drive the car. So far? Meh.

        • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

          Go easy on him. Gotroy is a bit of an idiot. Ucla has done well and is a much more formidable opponent with Mora as HC than not. I do think and hope your win streak ends this year. But, everyone is better off when both teams are playing well.

          • EncinitasBruin

            That sort of even-minded thinking from SC folks is a bit rare here. Appreciate the balance.

          • gotroy22

            Balance? Farty is a brainless rah rah. She is just toning it down on your blog.

          • gotroy22

            Farty is a complete idiot and a shameless kiss up:

            ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts • a month ago

            Wanger!!!! There’s Wolf and then there is the other 99% of the world covered by you. Ahhhwoooooo!!!!! Wang brings the heat and ucla football has to get out of the kitchen. Adios slippery Jimmmm Mmmmorrrraaaaahhhhh. Ahwooooo!!!! There is Wolfie and then there is our Wamy Wang…..AhhhhWooooooo!!!!!

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  • fromela

    How about pregame report on today’s opponent utah? Wish the daily news would hire someone more dedicated to posting things about ucla daily, like brian dohn used to. Were lucky to have one or two posting a week! compare that to @ least 3-4 post from usc blog scott wolf.

    • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

      Yeah, but those 3-4 posts from Wolf are usually complete garbage. One is usually a poll question. The second post will be a stupid nickname he made up. The third will be a copy and paste job from a more reputable site. And the fourth will just be full of misspellings and inaccuracies. Actually, that applies to all of his blog posts. Sometimes, nothing is better than something. Not a single Trojan would be upset if Wolf were rightfully fired or he was given the ucla assignment. He really sucks.

      • gotroy22

        I love it when an idiot rah rah speaks for all Trojan fans.

        • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

          Good point. Let me rephrase that sentence.

          “Not a single Trojan, other than the moron who uses the name, gotroy22, would be upset if Wolf were rightfully fired or he was given the ucla assignment.”

          • gotroy22

            I love it when an idiot rah rah speaks for all Inside SC readers.