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What’s Bruin: Breaking Down Lonzo Ball’s Game

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Kentucky
Lonzo Ball’s pass-first (-second, -third, etc.) mindset has the Bruins off to a hot start this season.
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball’s unique skill-set as a point guard has vaulted the Bruins to a #2 ranking and an early season title contender. Jonathan Tjarks at The Ringer breaks down those skills and the rest of Ball’s game at UCLA (there are gifs!), and also ponders how successful Ball would be in the current NBA—can that unique skill-set translate?

Jon Wilner of The Mercury News released his final Pac-12 power ratings to conclude the 2016 football season. No surprises here, the Bruins finished at spot 10, ahead of only the Arizona schools. But I call your attention to his rather outlandish statement (IMO) that the Bruins would be better off without Josh Rosen...


Say what, Jon?

With the fall sports winding down, the sports editors at the Daily Bruin take turns chiming in and previewing UCLA’s winter sports—men’s volleyball is an early favorite to win the NCAA title.