Feb 11, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins cheerleaders in the first half of the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The UCLA Basketball team has the most scholarship players on roster in the Steve Alford era. With more players, there are more possible line-ups and we look at three realistic ones heading into the 2015-16 season.
It has been two years, but UCLA Basketball has finally looked like it is settling into Steve Alford. Or is it that Alford settling into UCLA Basketball?
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Either way, things look to be improving (fingers-crossed), mostly because the Bruins now have players to execute the style the Alford runs. He has picked up the pace on the recruiting trail recently and the few gems he caught at the start of his tenure are now making their way to Westwood.
Freshmen Aaron Holiday and Prince Ali are currently preparing for the 2015-16 season while Lonzo Ball is set to join next year, so there is that good news.
The recruiting is just part of what will help UCLA improve, but having a full roster begins that process of getting better, no matter if it is recruiting, transfer or eligibility. The Bruins lost two players last season because they were ineligible, which really put the Bruins in bind, but now they have a squad of 11 scholarship players which will make a lot of difference.
Looking at his pattern of lineups with the personnel in the first two years, here is what I expect to see the Bruins have for their primary starting lineup (depth chart included)…
Next: A Very Likely Depth Chart