While the floors of Pauley Pavilion are ripped out and replaced with a state-of-the-art court after damage from a burst water main destroyed the court UCLA played on last season, the Bruins are in a reconstructive phase of their own.
Although they had hoped to only lose point guard Kyle Anderson to the NBA, guards Jordan Adams and Zach LaVine elected to take their talents to the professional ranks as well.
This has left the Bruins facing a number of questions as they prepare for their second season under head coach Steve Alford.
Athletic director Dan Guerrero has assured that the new court in Pauley will be ready by the end of October, but Bruin fans will have to wait and see what kind of team will take that court this coming season.
The departures of Anderson, Adams and LaVine have opened a void in the UCLA squad, but Alford has lined up an incoming class—and a transfer guard—that may be able to not only fill that void but build upon what the trio created in Westwood last season.
Here’s a look at the expectations for the Bruins’ incoming class for the 2014-15 season.