Head coach Steve Alford addresses Monday’s news that LiAngelo Ball is leaving UCLA and how he’s seen the team move on.
With 101 tackles on the year, senior linebacker Kenny Young earned his first career first-team All-Pac-12 honor on Tuesday, along with second-team honors for quarterback Josh Rosen, offensive tackle Kolton Miller and safety Jaleel Wadood.
Receivers Darren Andrews and Jordan Lasley, offensive linemen Scott Quessenberry and Najee Toran and defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner were named honorable mentions.
More on UCLA’s all-conference performers.
God will Lead the way thank you for everything Ucla but as of now i am Opening my recruiting process back up Ucla is still a school i will look into and consider #TrustTheProcess pic.twitter.com/pi7A68u7uj
— CAM JONES (@camgonework15) December 4, 2017
UCLA’s coaching change continues to reset the school’s current recruiting class as four-star safety Cam’ron Jones, three-star linebacker Kolin Demens and three-star running back Lentivone Lesane all announced they have decommitted from UCLA on Monday.
Jones, viewed as a key part of UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class because he was an out-of-state catch for defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin, recently hosted Mississippi coaches at his family’s home in Mansfield, Texas. He has been committed to the Bruins since April, but also has offers from Oklahoma, Colorado, Baylor and Texas Tech.
Bruin Report Online reported Monday that Martin would not be retained under new head coach Chip Kelly. Martin is one of the staff’s best recruiters and was key in reeling in top prospects like Darnay Holmes and four-star cornerback Elijah Gates last year. Continue reading “UCLA loses three more commits” »
LaVar Ball: “He’s not transferring to another school,” he told ESPN. “The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA Draft.” The plan was always for LiAngelo to spend one season at UCLA and then leave, regardless of whether he was projected to be drafted.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 4, 2017
LaVar Ball is putting an end to his son LiAngelo Ball‘s indefinite suspension at UCLA by working to pull the freshman guard from the school, according to multiple reports.
Ball, along with Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were suspended indefinitely while the school’s Office of Student Conduct investigates the shoplifting scandal that involved in all three of the freshmen being arrested in China last month. They were not allowed to practice, travel with the team or suit up for games during the suspension.
Jaylen Hands wasn’t close to 100 percent. He would never almost miss a dunk like he did in the first half against Detroit Mercy if he was at full strength.
But even with his explosiveness compromised by a left foot sprain, Hands had a career-high 23 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in UCLA’s 106-73 rout over Detroit Mercy on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion.
He came off the bench for the second straight game and gave the Bruins (7-1) an immediate lift, scoring 13 points in an eight-minute span during the first half. The one thing that frustrated him about the game was a dunk when he said he had to hang on the rim because he didn’t think he got enough height.
“No more of that,” he said. “That made me mad.”
Other links from Sunday:
- Basketball video interviews
- National championship games