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UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft pool and forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Hands averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 assists per game this past season.

Jaylen Hands announces entrance into 2019 NBA Draft, forgoing college eligibility

Another Bruin is headed to the NBA. UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands announced via his Twitter account Sunday afternoon that he intends to forgo his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2019 NBA Draft. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft pool and forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Hands averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 assists per game this past season.

UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft pool and forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Hands averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 assists per game this past season.

UCLA men’s basketball’s search for its next coach has gone on for over 90 days. Steve Alford was fired Dec. 31 and TCU’s Jamie Dixon is reportedly no longer an option for the Bruins.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Jamie Dixon reportedly out of consideration to be next UCLA men’s basketball coach

There will be no UCLA men’s basketball coach for the time being. The Los Angeles Times reported TCU coach Jamie Dixon is no longer in consideration for the Bruins’ coaching vacancy due to the two schools’ inability to reach an agreement on Dixon’s buyout. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball’s search for its next coach has gone on for over 90 days. Steve Alford was fired Dec. 31 and TCU’s Jamie Dixon is reportedly no longer an option for the Bruins. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s basketball’s search for its next coach has gone on for over 90 days. Steve Alford was fired Dec. 31 and TCU’s Jamie Dixon is reportedly no longer an option for the Bruins.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Jamie Dixon went 68-41 in three seasons at TCU after posting a .727 winning percentage across 13 seasons with Pittsburgh. Dixon played basketball at TCU, had several assistant coaching jobs in Southern California and is a North Hollywood native.
(Courtesy of Christian Argueta Soto)

UCLA readying to hire TCU’s Jamie Dixon as next men’s basketball coach

The Bruins have found their next leading man. UCLA men’s basketball is nearing a deal with TCU’s Jamie Dixon to become the program’s next coach, Michael Hanna of Go Joe Bruin reports. Read more...

Photo: Jamie Dixon went 68-41 in three seasons at TCU after posting a .727 winning percentage across 13 seasons with Pittsburgh. Dixon played basketball at TCU, had several assistant coaching jobs in Southern California and is a North Hollywood native. (Courtesy of Christian Argueta Soto)

Jamie Dixon went 68-41 in three seasons at TCU after posting a .727 winning percentage across 13 seasons with Pittsburgh. Dixon played basketball at TCU, had several assistant coaching jobs in Southern California and is a North Hollywood native.
(Courtesy of Christian Argueta Soto)

UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kris Wilkes commits to 2019 NBA Draft, forfeiting NCAA eligibility

Kris Wilkes is the first Bruin to commit to the NBA this offseason. Per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the sophomore guard will hire an agent and enter his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Un-Connon Opinions: Rick Pitino is the last person UCLA should pick to replace Alford

It has come to my attention that some fans want the next coach of UCLA men’s basketball to be two-time NCAA champion Rick Pitino. Hell no. Read more...

Photo: Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds.
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball eliminated from Pac-12 tournament after loss to Arizona State

The Bruins may have walked off the court for the final time this season. No. 2-seeded Arizona State (22-9, 12-6 Pac-12) eliminated No. 7-seeded UCLA men’s basketball (17-16, 9-9) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament Thursday night, handing the Bruins an 83-72 defeat in Las Vegas. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds.
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball unable to catch up to Sun Devils at half, falling behind 45-29

The Bruins have 20 minutes to save their season. No. 7-seeded UCLA men’s basketball (17-15, 9-9 Pac-12) trails No. 2-seeded Arizona State (21-9, 12-6) 45-29 at halftime in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


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