Fun Fact: Did you know that UCLA and LSU are the only two NCAA schools to have players be drafted #1 overall in the MLB, NFL and NBA Drafts?
Big news yesterday was the UCLA football schedule change for 2015 and 2016 with the BYU Cougars replacing Nevada on the non-conference slate.
The Bruins continue their long tradition of scheduling impressive non-conference opponents in football.
UCLA signee LHP Brady Aiken goes No. 1 overall. Bruins lost five recruits to last year's MLB Draft — including a pair of 11th-rounders.— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) June 5, 2014
Not surprising, but it still stinks to see a Bruin commit get away. Hopefully, David Berg gets some good news tomorrow. That is a guy whose hard work is going to get him drafted fairly early on Day 2 of the MLB Draft. To put that in perspective, he came from this evaluation a few years ago.
Stumbled across some notes from 2011. A scout called David Berg "not very talented," thought UCLA would redshirt him. Baseball is wonderful.— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) May 30, 2014
To being drafted and this:
Not always an easy trip to success.
Switching gears, this graphic further emphasizes how important it is to win recruiting battles in California for basketball success.
Interesting map of NBA players by state. Shows that California has a great deal of talent to recruit. pic.twitter.com/uzrvng9xRY— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) June 5, 2014
In a not so subtle segue to the next tweet, a 46 inch vertical for Zach LaVine has been a big story. Achilles got the picture, the Lakers posted the video.
John Wooden: "I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and little talent."
Sums up Zach's misuse pretty succinctly.
Thankfully, Zach's future is in basketball and not golf because this is not the way a golf swing is supposed to look.
Speaking of future NBA players representing UCLA, Kyle Anderson visited Toronto for a private workout.
0 patience for small planes— SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) June 5, 2014
I feel Kyle's pain, small planes only exacerbate the issue of leg room for anyone taller than average. He seemed to enjoy the trip more in the city.
Had the gym to myself and they had that illmatic playing over the loud speaker im feeling Toronto— SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) June 4, 2014
I loved toronto mane they had ipads in this resturant, while you eat u can watch worldstarvideos what is life in america— SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) June 5, 2014
WorldStarHipHop.com and a healthy meal. A niche sure to find a way into the continental US.
With all the talent entering the NBA from this UCLA team, it might be pertinent to show off how the skills still being shown by the players in the NBA right now. Like this:
No matter the outcome...Russell Westbrook top 5 in the world— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 1, 2014
Tough to argue against Kevin Love and Larry Fitzgerald's assessments of skill. Russell's talent off the court raises some eyebrows as well.
I personally admire the fashion risks Westbrook takes right along with the athletic risks he takes on the court. Both skills hurt to watch sometimes but are unlike anyone else on the planet.
A terror inducing image from QB1, to be sure. Also, an open invitation to go head to head with the Heisman hopeful.
On the Sticks playing COD! Anyone want to join in or Challenge the Madden King Feel Free. All challenges are Accepted! #XboxOne— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) May 31, 2014
Shaq Evans looking solid in his New York Jets practices before heading back to finish up at UCLA.
Cassius Marsh appreciating his roots.
Another Bruin getting his shot at the next level.
Huge congratulations to Damien. Had a rough senior year and had to work insanely hard for this opportunity.
Here is Anthony Barr doing some recruiting for a 5* talent in Keisean Lucier-South.
UCLA football needs to see a #4sup in the future from Keisean and Cordell Broadus, especially if Broadus is going to put Josh Rosen on blast like this. (You have to click to see the picture).
@C_Broadus21 why you gotta do me like that? Hahaha— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) May 29, 2014
More good news on the recruiting trail.
And what better way to recruit anyone than with this image from Jordon James.
My view right now☀️ pic.twitter.com/0kEhmVeJ40— Jordon James (@Jordon_James6) May 31, 2014
Incoming WR Jordan Lasley doesn't need to be recruited any longer, but continues to impress with his athleticism (especially in light of Adoree Jackson's issues at CIF competitions)
Congratulations to Serra Cavalier Jordan Lasley 2014 CIF Champion in 300 hurdles. SFG. UCLA Football WR. pic.twitter.com/dRYczI1uJO— Serrahighfootball (@Serrahighsfg) June 2, 2014
And a final note to be excited about, despite the fact that football season is still months away:
Preseason Football Power Index: 1. Florida State 2. Oregon 3. Auburn 4. Alabama 5. UCLA Full Rankings: http://t.co/u5hWx2q7VD— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) June 3, 2014
Big expectations. But as Coach Wooden said: "
You can't let praise of criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."