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UCLA Basketball: Recap Of Bruins In the NBA Through December 9


As you know, UCLA puts a lot of players in the NBA. Most that come out of Westwood are very talented.

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City is having a solid year, averaging 21.5 points, 8.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Not too shabby for a point guard on the same team as Kevin Martin and Kevin Durant. OKC currently holds a 16-4 record. Kevin Love (a.k.a. Mr. Boards from the Minnesota Timberwolves) broke his hand during the off-season and has only played a hand full of games, but he’s averaging 21.2 points, an astonishing 14.2 rebounds. This dude is a beast among boards, I haven’t come across a better rebounder in the NBA right now. Love and the Timberwolves currently own a 9-9 record.

One of my favorite Bruins/pro is Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo. Afflalo was dealt to Orlando from Denver in the Dwight Howard “mega trade.” In Denver, he was really an asset for his defense, but since he got traded to a team without a star, we are now seeing Afflalo’s offensive game blossom. He is averaging 16.2 points, 2.5 assists and 3.7 rebounds. I’m a big fan of his, even when he was at UCLA. He never takes a break, he’s a tough player but he’s also a humble person. The Magic currently stand at a mediocre 7-12. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute plays for my favorite team, the Milwaukee Bucks. This guy is a grit-grind type player, he’s very scrappy and always fights for a rebound and dives for loose balls.Not really known for his offense, but he’s a brick wall on defense. I’ve seen him D-up Kobe, LeBron and Durant and he’s done a solid job. Luc had off-season knee surgery which forced him to miss the first 14 games of the season. He’s averaging 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds.

So yes, UCLA produced a ton of talent, especially at the pro level.

Honorable Mentions: Trevor Ariza (Washington Wizards), Matt Barnes (LA Clippers) and Jordan Farmar (Overseas).

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