I think the player to watch is collins. Im so impressed with how he plays, replaced farmar well.
Afflalo wasn't ready to come out but now he sure is. He's going to be a solid late first/early 2nd round selection for whoever takes him, but won't be the highest Bruin selected[MBah A Moute will if he declares].
As far as Collison, he is lightning quick, it took him 5 seconds to go coast to coast. UCLA is poised for another final 4 appearance.
Only thing with Mbah a moute is that he is very raw and does not have a high basketball IQ although he does make up for it with hustle and effort. He will need to either develop a jumpshot to play SF or work on strength and post moves to be a PF.
Bruins are ranked 4th in the coaches and AP polls, 10th in the teamrankings, 1st in the RPI and 6th in the SOS.
UCLA has two games this week, hosting the Cal Golden Bears Thursday at 7:30 PM PST and hosting the Stanford Cardinal at 3:00 PM PST on Saturday. Bruins defeated the Golden Bears by 12 on the road and blew a huge lead losing to the Cardinal by 7.
Next week, UCLA will wrap up the Pac-10 Regular Season as they will visit 11th ranked Washington State before going on to face the Huskies of Washington. UCLA already has defeated both the Cougars and Huskies by 22 and 3 respectivley.
UCLA puts its lengthy home winning streak on the line and tries to remain in first place in the Pac-10 when it hosts California on Thursday night.
The fourth-ranked Bruins (23-3, 12-2) hold a one-game conference lead over Washington State. They meet the Cougars next Thursday in Washington in a game that likely will determine the regular-season Pac-10 champion.
Around The Pac-10
Washington Huskies visiting the Oregon St. Beavers - Huskies need a win in order to have any glimmer of hope of making the NC2A tournament while the Beavers are looking to just win.
Wazzou Cougs visiting the Oregon Ducks - 11th ranked Cougs will try to defeat the 24th ranked Ducks in a game which should go back and fourth. Cougs are a game behind on the Bruins of UCLA in the Pac-10 and can be tied after the night. Ducks are in 5th place, but can inch closer to the third seed when the night is said and done.
Stanford Cardinal visiting the USC Trojans - The Cardinal and Trojans will both be looking to improve their resume to get a potential higher seed in the NC2A tournament.
After a sweep of the Nor-Cal schools, the Bruins have clinched at least a share of the regular season title and can clinch it with a win over the Cougars this Thursday. UCLA ends the regular season next Saturday as they visit the Huskies of Washington.