Bleacher Report made a list of 14 programs that will be the most fun to watch in the 2016-17 season ane the UCLA Basketball team is on that list.
One would not normally choose a team that went 15–17 in one season to be a “fun team to watch” the season after. Fortunately for the UCLA Basketball team, things are looking up.
Despite a lack luster 2015-16 season, the Bruins are looking to make big changes heading into next season and their potential has led Bleacher Report to list them as one of the 14 teams that should be fun to watch next season.
The reason for that comes in the form of four highly touted soon-to-be freshman that gave UCLA a Top 5 recruiting class with the biggest prize of all, 5-star PG Lonzo Ball.
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Ball is the type of player that can enter a program and make an immediate impact. Last year, he led #1 Chino Hills High School to an undefeated season. As the floor general, Ball has the ability to make everyone of his teammates better.
Brian Pedersen of a Bleacher Report wrote, “UCLA lacked that one player who could make everyone else better, though it believes that person is on its way in the form of Lonzo Ball. And if the freshman point guard is as good as advertised, the Bruins are going to be something to see this coming fall, winter and spring.”
The UCLA Basketball team returns all but one player (
, graduation) and looks to improve all facets of their game according to a letter Head Coach
With the addition of Ball as well as PF T.J. Leaf, C Ike Anigbogu and SG Kobe Paras, the Bruins will defeinitely improve their game next season, and surprisingly, might actually be fun.
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