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If Ben Howland can find the right man to run the point for the UCLA Bruins, their offense could be deadly in 2012-13. But who’s the man for the job?
As of right now, it looks like two Bruins are vying for the point guard duties in Westwood: freshman point-forward Kyle Anderson and North Carolina Transfer Larry Drew II.
Both certainly bring positive aspects to the table. Anderson has remarkable ball-handling abilities for a player of his height (6’8”).
Drew brings experience at the position with him to Los Angeles from Chapel Hill, where he was North Carolina’s starting point guard for his sophomore season prior to transferring. However, both players also have their fair share of baggage.
Anderson’s lack of experience has to be concerning to UCLA coach Ben Howland, considering he’s just a freshman. And although Drew is experienced, he’s had a pretty mediocre career at the position thus far.
That’s a big reason why Drew was benched for the more dynamic Kendall Marshall back at North Carolina, which led to his transferring out West. Whether it’s Anderson, Drew or a combination of both manning the position, quality point guard play could make or break UCLA’s hopes for a big 2012-13 season.