Friday, November 24

Redshirt sophomore guard Prince Ali was the first guard off the bench and recorded 10 points, three assists and a highlight tomahawk in the Bruins' exhibition game win over Cal State LA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball debuts freshmen in exhibition match

For much of UCLA men’s basketball’s exhibition game Wednesday night, the Bruins’ toughest opponent was themselves. Coach Steve Alford’s team piled up 24 turnovers – 12 in each half as UCLA struggled against Cal State Los Angeles’ full court press – leading to 27 Golden Eagle points. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore guard Prince Ali was the first guard off the bench and recorded 10 points, three assists and a highlight tomahawk in the Bruins' exhibition game win over Cal State LA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore guard Prince Ali was the first guard off the bench and recorded 10 points, three assists and a highlight tomahawk in the Bruins' exhibition game win over Cal State LA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman forward Cody Riley and freshmen guards Jaylen Hands and LiAngelo Ball will get their first taste of college basketball Wednesday against Cal State Los Angeles. The match will help coach Steve Alford gauge the readiness of his younger players. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s basketball to test young roster before season opener in China

It’s just an exhibition game, but the circumstances around UCLA men’s basketball’s Wednesday night matchup with Cal State Los Angeles give it plenty of importance. With UCLA, which usually begins the regular season at home, heading to Shanghai, China, for its opener against Georgia Tech on Nov. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward Cody Riley and freshmen guards Jaylen Hands and LiAngelo Ball will get their first taste of college basketball Wednesday against Cal State Los Angeles. The match will help coach Steve Alford gauge the readiness of his younger players. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Freshman forward Cody Riley and freshmen guards Jaylen Hands and LiAngelo Ball will get their first taste of college basketball Wednesday against Cal State Los Angeles. The match will help coach Steve Alford gauge the readiness of his younger players. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Coach Steve Alford has seven freshmen to fill the holes left by assets like Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu. The incoming class is ranked ESPN’s fifth-best recruiting class this year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s basketball optimistic about new recruits, team potential

Jaylen Hands isn’t holding anything back in his expectations for this year’s UCLA men’s basketball freshman class. “We can shoot, we can run and we’re athletic,” the freshman point guard said. Read more...

Photo: Coach Steve Alford has seven freshmen to fill the holes left by assets like Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu. The incoming class is ranked ESPN’s fifth-best recruiting class this year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Coach Steve Alford has seven freshmen to fill the holes left by assets like Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu. The incoming class is ranked ESPN’s fifth-best recruiting class this year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Lonzo Ball recently spoke with the Daily Bruin about his reality TV show, "Ball in the Family."(Daily Bruin file photo)

Q&A: Lonzo Ball talks family, reality TV, start of professional career

Daily Bruin’s Sports editor David Gottlieb and senior staffer Matt Cummings recently caught up with Los Angeles Lakers rookie and ex-Bruin point guard Lonzo Ball about the beginning of his NBA career and the start of his family’s new reality TV show, “Ball in the Family.” Daily Bruin: Just want to start out by asking what are you up to these days? Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball recently spoke with the Daily Bruin about his reality TV show, "Ball in the Family."(Daily Bruin file photo)

Lonzo Ball recently spoke with the Daily Bruin about his reality TV show, "Ball in the Family."(Daily Bruin file photo)


Former UCLA men's basketball point guard and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball turned heads at NBA Summer League. He averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 assists per game and won summer league MVP. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lonzo Ball on track to grow through his time in NBA

Despite fighting multiple injuries, former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball managed to take home the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League MVP award and helped the Los Angeles Lakers win the summer league championship. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA men's basketball point guard and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball turned heads at NBA Summer League. He averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 assists per game and won summer league MVP. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA men's basketball point guard and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball turned heads at NBA Summer League. He averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 assists per game and won summer league MVP. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wang’s Word: International league experience could be helpful for NBA hopefuls

The last time Jonah Bolden played college basketball, he had one of the worst seasons statswise among the 2017 NBA Draft class. Bolden, the Bruins’ former guard/forward, averaged just 2.4 more points and 2.5 more rebounds per game in his collegiate career than LaVar Ball, who’s widely mocked in the basketball community for his uninspiring one-year tenure at Washington State. Read more...

Photo: Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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