I talked to the agent of former UCLA center Alfred Aboya, and was told Aboya had an offer to play in Japan but likely was not going to accept it. Aboya wants to play in Europe, and he could help his cause with the Cameroon National Team.
Aboya is playing in the African Championships, which begins Aug. 5 in Libya.
Los Osos High of Rancho Cucamonga point guard Kendall Williams is opening his recruitment after committing to UCLA in November 2007.
It comes as little surprise as Williams didn’t develop as much as UCLA hoped he would. It means the Bruins are in the hunt for a point guard for the 2010 class.
I saw Williams play during UCLA’s camp last month, and his level of play came into question, Also, his on-court antics were wearing thin with folks at the camp.
UCLA had a pair of unofficial visitors on campus Monday in 6-foot-5 tight end Asante Cleveland from Christian Brothers of Sacramento and cornerback Keanu Nelson from of Sabino of Tucson.
Nelson holds an offer from UCLA and and Cleveland holds offers from Nevada, San Diego State and Washington State.
Spoke to a few sources today about Colorado transfer Josh Smith, and I was told there could be academic issues regarding his enrolling at UCLA. But if Smith gets clearance and is admitted to UCLA, I am hearing that is where he is going to go.
The close relationship between USC coach Pete Carroll and DeWayne Walker became a bit frigid when Walker spent three years as UCLA’s defensive coordinator, but things changed again after Walker was named New Mexico State’s head coach.
Now, Walker is trying to learn a bit from Carroll. The two met recently to discuss what changes need to be made to build New Mexico State into a winning program, with Carroll offering his insights in each aspect of the program.
Not hoops, but football. Here is what Duke coach David Cutcliffe said about a possible gridiron matchup between the two basketball-first schools.
“We are working on something with UCLA,” Cutcliffe said.
But I talked to someone at UCLA, and was told it wasn’t an in-depth discussion yet.