UCLA basketball team will redshirt Prince Ali, Alex Olesinski

UCLA sophomores Prince Ali (knee) and Alex Olesinski (foot)  announced Wednesday they will redshirt this season after injuries shelved them longer than expected

UCLA sophomores Prince Ali (knee) and Alex Olesinski (foot) announced Wednesday they will redshirt this season after injuries shelved them longer than expected

Injuries coupled with a potential lack of playing time led two UCLA sophomores to announce Wednesday night they will redshirt this season. Prince Ali and Alex Olesinski will not take part in a season that is shaping up to be a special one for the No. 4 Bruins basketball team.

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” »

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