Steve Alford found out that LiAngelo Ball was planning to leave UCLA through media reports Monday afternoon. As of Tuesday afternoon, the UCLA head coach hasn’t spoken to Ball since and doesn’t plan to reach out. Alford has other things to worry about.
“It’s not anything I can control,” Alford said Tuesday before UCLA’s game against Montana on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. “So as far as looking for an adjective of how I’m feeling, I guess what I’m feeling is very excited about this group of guys out there and I’m moving forward and doing the best I can with the guys in my locker room.”
More on how the Bruins are planning to move on from Ball
- Video interviews
- Chip Kelly officially hires his first two assistants: Defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro and linebackers coach Don Pellum
- Kenny Young leads UCLA’s All-Pac-12 selections, Josh Rosen named all-conference second team
- An early look at UCLA’s Cactus Bowl opponent, Kansas State
- UCLA lost another Jim Mora-era commitment as WR Devon Cooley backs off his pledge.
I would like to announce my de-commitment from the University of California, Los Angeles.
— Devon Cooley(Cooley) (@3DevonCooley) December 6, 2017