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UCLA assistant Kerry Keating was in Seattle watching 6-7 JR PF Jon Brockman and Snohomish defeat Mariner in the 4-A state playoffs.
Brockman scored 25 points and had 12 rebounds. He converted four free-throws in the last couple of minutes to ace the game.
According to sources close to Brockman, UCLA has offered him and will have him as a top target for 2005. -- Tracy Pierson
From what I know, this recent rumor that McDonald's All-American Malik Hairston has verbally committed to UCLA is a bit misconstrued and -- late.
It's basically the same information we've been telling you here for weeks -- that UCLA is in the driver's seat with Hairston.
I think Hairston is expressing to some close to him more and more that UCLA is his preference. I think he's probably told UCLA that, too. But I don't think anyone -- even the Hairston family -- would consider it a verbal commitment at this point. I think most close to the situation aren't going to consider it a done deal until Hairston announces it publicly.
And as I've been saying for a while, he'll announce in late March. As we originally told you, the thought was that he wanted to wait until after the naming of Mr. Basketball in Michigan.
Hairston will most likely announce the week of the McDonald's AA game, sometime between March 26th and March 31st. -- Tracy Pierson
UCLA will probably get the #7 seed in the Pac-10 tournament, but there are multiple scenarios that could play out. Find out here. 2/25
Karl Dorrell hires his quarterbacks coach. For the full story, go here!
This is not necessarily for certain, but what I've heard as potential changes from a few sources.
UCLA will release a two-deep soon, in anticipation of spring practice.
I've heard some of the changes we might see are:
-- Justin London moving to Brandon Chillar's spot of weakside linebacker.
-- Wesley Walker moving into the starting middle linebacker position.
-- Robert Chai starting at center.
-- Ed Blanton moving to left tackle and Steve Vieira moving to right tackle.
Again, I'm not sure how certain these changes are, but just what I've heard from some usually reliable sources. -- Tracy Pierson