Sunday, May 24

Drew League supports community, bringing together all-star men’s basketball players

When four UCLA Bruins stepped onto the hardwood floor at King Drew Magnet High School in the Willowbrook community of Los Angeles, they were continuing an LA basketball tradition that began in 1973. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore forward Kenneth Nwuba played in the Drew League as a part of Tuff Crowd on Saturday. The Tuff Crowd team was organized by Nwuba’s UCLA teammate, rising redshirt freshman forward Shareef O’Neal.(Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Battle of the Editors: Which Bruin basketball player has created the most lasting legacy in the NBA?

With NBA free agency having started Sunday, the Daily Bruin Sports editors decided to take a look back at some of the most influential professional Bruins. Read more...

Photo: In his time in the NBA, former Bruin guard Russell Westbrook has established himself as a star. Westbrook has recreated the way the point guard position is evaluated by being productive in so many facets of the game. (Creative Commons photo by SD Dirk via Flickr)


Commemorating the anniversaries of some of UCLA’s most memorable NBA drafts

UCLA has historically been one of the top producers for talent that has graced mid-June’s NBA draft. UCLA ranks fourth all-time in players selected in the first round with 39 – only behind powerhouses Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke – and it is one of 19 schools with at least two No. Read more...

Photo: In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)


Meet Your Maikis: New Orleans Pelicans’ games of trades has created all-star team around Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball is leaving California for the first time in his basketball career. After high school in Chino Hills, college in Westwood and two seasons at the Staples Center, the former UCLA men’s basketball guard is headed to the Bayou. Read more...

Photo: New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).


Men’s basketball releases nonconference schedule for 2019-2020 season

This post was updated June 19 at 12:24 p.m. UCLA men’s basketball announced a 13-game nonconference schedule for the 2019-2020 season that will include the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and the team’s first face-off with UNLV since 2015. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball coach Mike Cronin will make his debut as a Bruin in an exhibition game against Stanislaus State on Oct. 30. UCLA will play 13 nonconference games before starting Pac-12 play. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)


Superlatives: Daily Bruin recognizes UCLA’s standout athletes from 2018-2019

Male Athlete of the Year: Joshua Kelley, football Jason Maikis, assistant Sports editor In a rough year for UCLA football, one Bruin stood out in a big way. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football redshirt junior running back Josh Kelley led the Bruins with 12 touchdowns and 1,243 yards on the ground (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor).




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