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The word is that there could be some shake-up among the positions and starters on the offensive line. Nothing for certain, though.
Also, I've heard that there is a player who could be leaving school due to academics.-- Tracy Pierson
According to sources, UCLA will very likely show serious interest in two post players in the 2005 class from the Northwest, Artem Wallace and Jon Brockman.
Jon Brockman Player Profile -- Tracy Pierson
Two of the top quarterback targets for the class of 2005 are Arkelon Hall, 6-2, 200, Fresno (Calif.) Edison and Oskaar Rashaan, 6-3, 185, Pomona (Calif.) Garey.
According to sources, UCLA is trying to get an early commitment from either of the two. Both Hall and Rashaan, reportedly, have UCLA as their current early leader. -- Tracy Pierson
As we've been reporting for weeks, fullback J.D. Groves plans to leave the football team.
Offensive Coordinator Steve Axman was fired and new offensive line coach Tom Cable was named the new offensive coordinator.
Dorrell is still in search of a quarterbacks coach, which was also Axman's job. -- The BRO Staff
The UCLA men's hoops recruiting class of 2004 has put up the following statistics (provided by Max Preps):
Arron Afflalo - averaging 20.4 points per game; 6.0 rebounds per game; 4.1 assists per game; and 1.3 steals per game. He is shooting 53.5% from the field (46.7% on three-point field goals) and 73.6% from the free throw line. His Compton (CA) Centennial High School team is 21-2 and ranked #1 in the Southern California CIF Division III-A (other top teams in this division are Bishop Montgomery, Harvard-Westlake, and La Canada).
Jordan Farmar - averaging 27.6 points per game (ranking 10th in the state of California); 5.8 rebounds per game; 5.6 assists per game; and 4.3 steals per game. He is shooting 48.0% from the field (35.1% on three-point field goals) and 82.3% from the free throw line. His Taft High School team is 18-3 and will compete with Fairfax, Westchester, and league rival Cleveland, among others, for the L.A. City Section championship.
Lorenzo Mata - averaging 21.6 points per game; 15.3 rebounds per game (ranking 5th in the state of California); and 2.9 blocked shots per game. His shooting statistics are not available. His South Gate High School team is 11-7, but 6-0 in league play and 9-3 in games Mata has played (he was ineligible until second semester).
Josh Shipp - averaging 30.2 points per game (ranking 2nd in the state of California behind DeMarcus Nelson at 30.4 points per game); 5.8 rebounds per game; 5.2 assists per game; and 5.1 steals per game. He is shooting 60.5% from the field (43.0% on three-point field goals) and 71.3% from the free throw line. His Fairfax High School team is 17-3 and ranked #14 in the country by USA Today.
It should also be noted that potential UCLA recruit Robert Rothbart is averaging 20.9 points per game; 15.4 rebounds per game (ranking 3rd in the state of California); and 5.0 blocked shots per game. His shooting statistics are not available. His Natomas High School team is 16-4.
Finally, freshman wing commit Taylor King is averaging 14.4 points per game; 7.5 rebounds per game; 2.9 assists per game; 1.2 blocked shots per game; and 1.1 steals per game. His shooting statistics are not available. His Mater Dei High School team is 19-2 and ranked #12 in the country by USA Today. -- The BRO Staff