Glad I found this thread....
I just really hope we find someone that becomes a scorer....
I really like honeycutt and Lee showed some promise last year....
but all and all dragovic is still my guy, I am looking for him to have a big year
UCLA senior forward James Keefe suffered an injury to his left shoulder on Tuesday night. The results of his MRI were negative, however, there was some instability to the joint. Keefe is slated to be out for 4-6 weeks while going through rehabilitation.
"We are very relieved that the injury isn't going to be a long-term one," UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland said. "Everything looks to be intact and we are very happy for him and for the team."
This isn't the first injury that Keefe has sustained to his left shoulder. On Aug. 10, 2007, Keefe had surgery to repair a torn labrum in the same shoulder that forced him to miss the first 12 games of the 2007-08 season.
Keefe is one of three seniors on the Bruins' 2009-10 roster and averaged 3.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last year. UCLA opens the season on Nov. 16 with a home contest against Cal State Fullerton, which is a little less than six weeks away.
Good day for the Bruins, signing Josh Smith and now, Tyler Lamb just made it official.
Just got text confirmation from Mater Dei's 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard Tyler Lamb that he signed with UCLA this morning. Lamb - see here: LAMB - is a lithe, fluid scorer, considered by some as the top perimeter player in the west. Scout.com's Greg Hicks had this to say, when asked: "Game on the line, you need a bucket. Which senior are you drawing the play up for?" Hicks: "Since I only cover the West Coast, I will limit myself to players in the west. I'll go with Tyler Lamb. He can shoot the three, put the ball on the floor to create his own shot and he has the size and strength to finish inside against contact." With senior Michael Roll graduating and Malcolm Lee becoming a workhorse for UCLA, I'd expect Lamb to challenge for a few minutes here and there next year, until he gets a bit stronger and learns Ben Howland's defense.
Some other tidbits:
Malcolm Lee, who was 3-for-9 tonight (including 0-for-2 from 3-point range), is putting up extra shots in Pauley Pavilion. It's 10:40 p.m. His dad is rebounding for him, and his mom is watching. The only people left in Pauley Pavilion are a few reporters and a handful of folks cleaning up in the arena.
Great news here. Lee is working really hard, as he should.
UCLA center Drew Gordon has long maintained a reputation as an enforcer. A 6-foot-9, 230-pound, broad-shouldered totem pole, Gordon had back-to-back double-doubles in the Bruins' two exhibition games.
Coming off the bench in a 62-61 win over Concordia, Gordon had 17 points and 11 rebounds; starting against Humboldt State, he had 11 points and 10 boards.
Against the Lumberjacks, Gordon displayed both tremendous power in the paint, at one point backing down Humboldt State's adept center Brian Morris for an inside layin. At another, Gordon went up for a rebound came down with it and immediately leapt back up.
"That's what this season is about - trying to find that fine line between being the enforcer and getting that finesse game,"Gordon told me after the post-game press conference. "I want to definitely improve on that finesse game, but I've made my name as the enforcer. I'll probably ease up on that a little bit, try to get around people instead of go through people. But it's my game. It's who I am. It's who I would be.
"It's going to be a fine line, and I'm eager to find out how it plays out."
So is Ben Howland.
Hopefully Gordon doesn't declare. I'd love to see him, Smith, Bobo make up our PF/C rotation