Update on Committed Bruins

Here's an update on the high school seasons of UCLA's committed players from the 2008 class -- Jrue Holiday, Jerime Anderson, Malcolm Lee, and Drew Gordon -- as well as that of UCLA-committed prospects Reeves Nelson from 2009 and Kendall Williams from 2010...

UCLA's committed basketball recruits are generally having fine high school seasons.

Jrue Holiday, the 6-3 senior guard from North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall, is averaging 23.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 4.1 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. He's shooting 38% from behind the three point line.

Holiday is still the #3 ranked prospect in the national class of 2008. He'll almost certainly be named to the McDonald's All-American team in February.

Jerime Anderson, the 6-1 senior point guard from Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon, is averaging 23.5 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 5.8 steals and 1.3 blocks. He is, however, shooting just 23% from three and 66% from the free throw line.

Anderson is ranked the #28 propect nationally for 2008.

Malcolm Lee, the 6-4 senior combo guard from Riverside (Calif.) North, who is currently ranked #22 in the national class of 2008, is averaging 23.5 points, 8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.7 steals. He is shooting 21% from three and 67% from the free throw line.

Lee could have a decent shot of making the McDonald's game.

Drew Gordon, the 6-9 post from San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, is out for the season after breaking a bone in his foot. He had been recovering from a right foot injury to then break his left foot. Gordon was hobbled for the 20 or so games he did play in this season, and played while injured. In fact, in the game where he broke his left foot he continued to play, and even hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime. Before he was injured, he was averaging 20 points, 17 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.

Gordon is ranked the #31 prospect in the class of 2008.

Reeves Nelson is the 6-7 junior forward committed to UCLA from Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian. He also was dealing with injury, sitting out from summer to the start of his junior season. He started off slow, still getting in the swing of things, but lately has been playing exceptionally. He's averaging 22 points and 15 rebounds for the year, and had a 55-point game.

Nelson is the #30-ranked player in the national class of 2009.

Kendall Williams, the 6-1 sophomore guard from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos, also was returning from injury this season, and has averaged 18.7 points, 5.1 assists and 2.8 steals. He has a game-high of 33 points and is shooting 39% from three on the season.

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