Found December 19, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Larry Drew II's UCLA basketball career will end when the Bruins' season does and Ben Howland regrets this. The UCLA coach regrets this not just because he will lose a veteran leader and an unselfish, steady point guard who is averaging 8.3 assists a game, third-highest in the nation. No, Howland regrets this also because he knows the fifth-year senior would have played for him much longer than one season if not for a mistake Howland said he made years ago. "I take full responsibility for him not being here as a freshman," Howland said Monday, a day before the Bruins (7-3) face Long Beach State (4-6) at Pauley Pavilion. "Because if I had been more patient during the recruiting process, at the end of the day, he would've come here." Growing up in Encino, Drew attended UCLA basketball camps, watched its games and dreamed of being a Bruin. But when Howland offered a scholarship while Drew was starring at Woodland Hills Taft, the coach added he want...

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