Guard Prince Ali, center Thomas Welsh and guard Aaron Holiday talk about how the team is staying focused for game against Montana on Wednesday after learning that LiAngelo Ball is leaving school and the growth of the team on defense.
Both players recently returned to practice, but it took Ali longer than expected to recover from surgery on his meniscus July 15. Olesinski suffered a stress reaction in his left foot the week before the season began that lingered long enough to keep him off the practice court until this week.
Ali, an athletic 6-foot-3 shooting guard once a 4-star recruit, would have a hard time even equaling the 11 minutes per game he played as a freshman considering UCLA already employs four accomplished guards. Olesinski, a 6-10 power forward, has four front court players ahead of him in the rotation, including one of the best freshman in the country, TJ Leaf. Continue reading “UCLA basketball team will redshirt Prince Ali, Alex Olesinski” »