Wednesday, May 27

Un-Connon Opinions: Rules against high school-to-NBA jump leave talented players in limbo

Daishen Nix wasn’t the first top recruit to skip college for the pros, and he won’t be the last. The five-star prospect’s decision to decommit from UCLA men’s basketball and join the NBA G League sent shockwaves through the internet Tuesday, but it wasn’t unprecedented. Read more...

Photo: Coach Mick Cronin’s first full recruiting class took a hit when five-star point guard Daishen Nix decommitted from UCLA men’s basketball Tuesday morning. The Bruins now have just one incoming freshman. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


From the Sidelines: Savvy Simo reflects on time at UCLA, plans to return after senior season cut short

The “From the Sidelines” series aims to give student-athletes a chance to share their stories in their own words. The first testimony comes from UCLA indoor and beach volleyball senior Savvy Simo, who has recently announced she will take a fifth year in response to the cancellation of what would have been her eighth campaign as a Bruin. Read more...

Photo: Senior Savvy Simo has won back-to-back national championships as a member of UCLA beach volleyball. Before the 2020 season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, she had started every match on court one. (Photo by Alice Naland/Daily Bruin, illustration by Calista Wu/Design director)


Daishen Nix decommits from UCLA men’s basketball to play in NBA G League

Daishen Nix is no longer a Bruin. The five-star recruit out of Las Vegas has broken his commitment to UCLA men’s basketball and will instead sign with the NBA G League to pursue a professional career, The Athletic reported Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Five-star recruit Daishen Nix has decommitted from UCLA men’s basketball and is set to sign a six-figure, one-year contract with the NBA G League. Nix was the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2020. (Courtesy of USA Basketball)


Darnay Holmes selected by Giants, Joshua Kelley selected by Chargers in NFL Draft

Joshua Kelley and Darnay Holmes may have been selected within two picks of each other, but one will have to go a lot further from home to join his new team. Read more...

Photo: Running back Joshua Kelley (left) recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his two campaigns with UCLA. Cornerback Darnay Holmes (right) recorded two interceptions and six pass breakups in 10 games with UCLA football in 2019. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)




Despite season being canceled, UCLA beach volleyball looks ahead to next year

Their season may have ended more than a month ago, but the Bruins are still acting as a connected, cohesive unit by reflecting on their past season and making preparations for next year. Read more...

Photo: Savvy Simo, one of three seniors on this year’s UCLA beach volleyball roster, said she is considering taking a fifth year of NCAA eligibility since her final season was cut short as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin)



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