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Scheduling and other morning hoops notes

Again we can find UCLA sports coverage today in the Daily News (yet nothing from the LA Times). Dohn has some interesting notes on Howland's program including this on next year's schedule:

UCLA has a tentative agreement to play Texas A&M in the Wooden Classic at The Pond in Anaheim on Dec. 9.

It would pit the Bruins, who reached the national championship game in April, against an Aggies team that was ousted in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Texas A&M returns its top six scorers from a team that was 22-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time since 1980.

Also, UCLA reached an agreement to play Brigham Young at Pauley Pavilion in November. As previously reported, the Bruins will also host Michigan, UC Irvine and Long Beach State, and travel to West Virginia in non-conference matchups. They will also play three games in the Maui Invitational.

UCLA still has a few games to fill on its non-conference slate.

Also on other hoops notes apparently UCLA assistant coach Ernie Ziegler is being contacted by Central Michigan for their HCing job. Ziegler is from the Detroit area with strong connections to the Michigan hoop scene. It was Zeigler who heavily recruited Malik Hairston (ended up signing with the Quacks after getting a ride in Phill Knight's private jet), and it is Zeigler who is currently involved in recruiting current prep star Alex Legion, who recently decommitted from the Wolverines. So we will see how this works out. But it is great to see how Howland's assistants are being courted by Mid Majors. A healthy sign for the program.

Dohn also has notes on Jordan who just worked out for the Clips and now has others scheduled with the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, along with the Lakers and the Nets. Interestingly though it?s not clear from the article whether Jordan will be attending NBA's pre-draft camp in Orlando even though Andy Katz from ESPN (via BruinHoopScoop) is hinting that he is leaning towards it. Who knows? Let's just wait and see how it all plays out.