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Senior Isaac Hamilton, the top returning scorer in the Pac-12, was a natural choice for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list announced Tuesday. The buzz about freshman Lonzo Ball is only growing after he earned the distinction as a watch list candidate for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.
To illustrate the depth in the UCLA backcourt, consider that Bryce Alford, who averaged seven tenths of a point less than Hamilton last season, is a certainty to be in the starting lineup when the season begins Nov. 11. As for Aaron Holiday, whose minutes are more difficult to project than the coach’s son, all he did was averaged double figures as a freshman last season and play the best on-ball defense of anybody on the roster. Continue reading
Kennedy Polamalu’s offensive system was noted for its sophistication and complexities, but with the running game struggling so much during the past month, the offensive coordinator said he’s dialed back the scheme. He said it’ll get even simpler when the Bruins face Utah on Saturday.
Offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu talks about simplifying UCLA’s run game, alleviating pressure on the offensive line and how the coaching staff works together to make game plans.
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley talks about the versatility of Randall Goforth, calling plays from the booth and handling Utah’s Troy Williams.