It's very early in UCLA basketball's 2013-14 season, but even as the Bruins shake off the cobwebs and rub their eyes, they are demonstrating what kind of season this will be.
The Bruins have only two nonconference games under their belt, both of which were played against mediocre opponents. However, the consensus on the UCLA team is that it has more potential than originally conceived.
With Steve Alford now at the helm, the Bruins' sophomores Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker have already proven capable in the new roles they've taken on, and Jordan Adams is back in business after a rough end to his freshman season.
With a pair of games in the books, here are some early takeaways from the start of UCLA's season.