Alright Steve Alford, it's time to get to work.
The lifeblood of any elite program is recruiting. Without the "Jimmys and Joes," it makes things exponentially harder to win on a consistent basis.
In the case of UCLA, the current roster has talent. However, it's not dispersed in the most ideal way.
There is a glut of shooting guards on the roster, and the team is currently void of a true point guard and a true post player. Additionally, overall depth and athleticism is lacking.
It's imperative that Alford and his staff reestablishes recruiting roots in Southern California; former head man Ben Howland wasn't the most liked person among the major AAU programs in the state.
As a result, it forced Howland to put more of an emphasis on recruiting nationally. Howland's tendencies also turned off a vast majority of local elite prospects in the past few seasons.
Here's a look at some of the top 2014 prospects that Alford needs to target out on the left coast.