Today's NY Times relates that U.C.L.A. took a look at NBA sensation Jermey Lin. Former assistant coach Kerry Keating spoke to Lin and took a pass on the kid. The Gray Lady reports: I said, ‘We can’t give you a scholarship right away,’ " said Kerry Keating, a former U.C.L.A. assistant who spoke to Lin after watching him in a high school game. "I thought he could have played for us. He certainly could have made an impact for us, looking back on it. But at the time, you never really know. It’s an inexact science." Coulda, woulda, shoulda.