1. UCLA Basketball: Alford Told Octeus He Will Start?

    When I last posted about graduate tranfer Jon Octeus, I said that I was really scratching my head over this one. Octeus was leaving a good situation at Colorado State to perhaps sit behind Powell, Hamilton and the coach's son, Bryce Alford...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 354 reads 0 comments

  2. Jon Octeus Sets the Record Straight on Leaving CSU for UCLA

    Jon Octeus knows exactly how it looks. He was the leader of the CSU basketball team. He was coach Larry Eustachy's first recruit. He was going to be a star on a team set to contend for the Mountain West championship...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 720 reads 0 comments

  3. Bruin Hoops Bites: Jordan Adams Shines in the NBA Summer League

    Watching the NBA Orlando Summer League game between Memphis and OKC, you notice two things about Jordan Adams: he's short and slow for a two guard...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 11 reads 0 comments

  4. UCLA Basketball: Ranking Bruins' Best Dunkers from the Past Decade

    Dunkers and basketball players are two different things. Dunkers dazzle because they launch defiantly from terra firma and undertake intricate tasks airborne that cause land lubbers to envy their great gift of wingless flight...

    Mark Schipper Written by Mark Schipper about 3 months ago 2,256 reads 9 comments

  5. 3-Point Shot: Will Doug Wojcik Recruit?

    Andy Katz discusses College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik's status in recruiting, what UCLA coach Steve Alford needs from son Bryce, and Illinois' offseason training.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 7 reads 0 comments

  6. UCLA Basketball: Darren Collison In-depth

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 6 reads 0 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love Reportedly Scrimmage at UCLA

    As the Lakers eagerly wait for Carmelo Anthony to decide with whom he'll sign for next season, Kobe Bryant and Anthony apparently worked out together on Sunday at UCLA.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 5 reads 0 comments

  8. An Early Look at UCLA Basketball in 2014-15

    Last week, the UCLA basketball team received a much needed transfer from senior combo guard Jon Octeus. Needless to say, this is a huge relief for head coach Steve Alford and the Bruins ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 659 reads 0 comments

  9. A Fine Interview with Steve Alford on the Petros and Money Show

    Yesterday, UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford joined radio host Matt “Money” Smith and UCLA Legend Don MacLean on FOX Sports Radio's 'The Petros and Money Show'...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 13 reads 0 comments

  10. Report: UCLA Lands CSU Transfer Octeus

    BREAKING --- Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus has committed to UCLA, source told @CBSSports. Immediately eligible next season. .....

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 3 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  11. A List of 2014 NBA Draft Green Room Invites

    The so-called “green room” at the NBA Draft is typically reserved for the players who are sure-fire locks to be lottery selections...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 44 reads 0 comments

  12. HAMMOCK: UCLA's Adams Hopes NBA Dreams Come True This Week

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  13. Here Are the NBA Draft's 3 Biggest Sleepers

    There are legitimate role players up and down the entire first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, which speaks to the strength and depth of this year's crop of prospects...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 88 reads 0 comments

  14. UCLA Bruins in the (Mock) NBA Draft

    The NBA Draft is this Thursday and more than likely, three Bruins will be chosen in the first round. Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine all declared for the draft after a successful ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 73 reads 0 comments

  15. Colorado State Transfer Jon Octeus Schedules UCLA as Last of Three Visits

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 215 reads 0 comments

  16. UCLA Basketball: The Biggest NBA Success Stories in Bruins History

    If you were ever asked, out of the blue, to re-edit a great director’s movie from the full original footage, you might feel the dread responsibility of being called to trim down something sublime that you hadn't helped to grow...

    Mark Schipper Written by Mark Schipper about 3 months ago 2,692 reads 0 comments

  17. Video: UCLA's Zach LaVine's Freakish Athleticism Shows in 'Pre-Draft Mixtape'

    In one season at UCLA, Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. A respectable stat line, but not one often claimed by a projected NBA first round pick...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 110 reads 0 comments

  18. Tyler Dorsey Decommits from Arizona. Is He Headed to Westwood?

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 458 reads 0 comments

  19. O'Bannon Trial Continues with Testimony from Economics Professor

    » O'Bannon v. NCAA rolled on through Tuesday with testimony from Roger Noll, a Stanford professor emeritus of economics...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 8 reads 0 comments

  20. Collison Looks Back on First Season with Clippers

    Since helping UCLA to three straight Final Fours, Darren Collison has embarked on what is turning into a bit of a journeyman's career...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 46 reads 0 comments

  21. UCLA Auctioning off Two Hours Worth of Pickup Basketball at Pauley Pavilion

    If you have some extra cash laying around, and you want to play basketball at one of the sports' legendary venues, you can bid for a chance to play some pickup ball at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 85 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Draft Profile: UCLA's Zach LaVine

    The ultimate upside prospect, LaVine experienced a stretch of play during his lone college season that sufficiently intrigued NBA personnel to justify him entering the draft...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 11 reads 0 comments

  23. Alford's Clueless Evaluation of Bruins' Incoming Recruiting Class

    To the unknowing outsider, the personnel moves for UCLA basketball would strike one as ironic - Steve Alford, the former All-American point guard at Indiana, is seemingly unable to ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  24. Will the Real Zach LaVine Please Stand Up?

    Zach LaVine is an incredible athlete. One must be living under a rock to have not seen the photos and videos of his talents on display at the NBA Combine and recent individual workouts...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 4 months ago 90 reads 0 comments

  25. Ex-UCLA Star Ed O'Bannon Takes Stand in Antitrust Suit Against NCAA

    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 4 months ago 51 reads 0 comments