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Larry Drew II
UCLA was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 Media Poll, it was announced at Pac-12 Media Day on Thursday.
Despite being picked to finish second, the Bruins received 16 first place votes --the most in the conference-- which is one more than Arizona, who was picked to finish first.
The Bruins finished fifth in the conference last season with an 11-7 record in Pac-12 play.
This comes on the heels of the announcement freshman guard Kyle Anderson has been cleared to play by the NCAA, making him eligible for the Bruins season opener at the new Pauley Pavilion a week from Friday.
Howland continued to express the school is cooperating with the NCAA and remains "very optimistic" freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad's situation will be resolved as well. There is still no timetable for the NCAA to rule on Muhammad.
The announcement gives some relief for Howland in knowing Anderson will be in the lineup. The 6'8" freshman from New Jersey has been heralded for his court...
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UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season.
Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the school was told Wednesday that Anderson can play after the NCAA ''found no evidence to substantiate claims of violations in his case.''
Anderson was being investigated for potential recruiting violations. The forward from Jersey City,...
On the morning of Halloween, Kyle Anderson was called into an office. The UCLA freshman point guard expected trouble, but instead he received news he had been waiting weeks to hear.
The NCAA had cleared him, meaning he'd be eligible to play for the Bruins this season.
"Words couldn't describe how happy I was," the men's basketball guard said Friday night after...
Led by star recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, No. 13 UCLA has the pieces in place for a revival. The Bruins return to a renovated Pauley Pavilion, and their heralded freshmen class, along with transfer Larry Drew II, is capable of propelling them back into title contention after last season's tumult.
Muhammad is at once the most touted UCLA freshman since Kevin Love...