5 Reasons UCLA's Freshmen Will Outshine Kentucky's Championship Squad

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5 Reasons UCLA's Freshmen Will Outshine Kentucky's Championship Squad
Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Incoming UCLA Freshman Shabazz Muhammad

It has now been four years since the UCLA Bruins dominated the Pac-12 and contended for a title.

But now, it appears there is a new dawn in Westwood thanks to a star-studded recruiting class.

Everything is going right for the Bruins, arguably the nation's most storied college team. First, coach Ben Howland inked the nation’s No. 3 overall recruit and point-forward Kyle Anderson, according to the Rivals 150.

For an encore, Howland shocked the basketball world and signed the nation’s top overall recruit: small forward Shabazz Muhammad out of Las Vegas. Muhammad draws comparisons to James Harden and Kobe Bryant.

And last but not least, Howland took a curtain call and signed forward/center Tony Parker from Georgia. Parker is regarded as one of the top big men in the country, and has good hands, a big body and solid post skills.

Jordan Adams, a 4-star small forward from Virginia, is the icing on the cake.

In spite of how loaded the Bruins’ recruiting class is, Rivals ranks the Bruins second to Kentucky’s class in their team rankings.

Yet the Bruins are prepared to dominate, and are not only set to outshine Kentucky’s 2012 class, but are also capable of outshining Kentucky’s national championship team.

Here’s why.

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