Once Considered a College Bust, Larry Drew II Is Flourishing at UCLA

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Once Considered a College Bust, Larry Drew II Is Flourishing at UCLA
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- He was a joke when he left North Carolina -- a terrible point guard and even worse rapper. And a quitter. Don't forget that part. The kid was a quitter, too. All smiles and team-first as long as he was in the starting lineup. But when Roy Williams benched him, he bolted. And so Larry Drew II returned to his hometown with a seriously damaged brand. Some folks even mocked UCLA coach Ben Howland for taking him. "I got some snide remarks," Howland said. "But I thought it was a no-brainer."

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