The UCLA offensive line got another shot in the arm when junior college transfer Jason Dickson from Diablo Valley College committed to the Bruins on Friday.
I'm very PROUD to say that I have verbally COMMITTED to the University of California Los Angeles… https://t.co/960hPip63h— Jason Dickson (@JasDfromtheVx72) June 16, 2017
Scout’s Brandon Huffman spoke to Dickson about his decision.
In other UCLA Football news, former Bruin Cameron Judge has signed with the Sasketchewan Rough Riders of the CFL, according to an article by the Canadian Press. Judge was drafted by the team in the first round of the CFL Draft.
UCLA Women’s Water Polo
It looks like there is a price to be paid for letting Stanford tie UCLA for first in NCAA Championships and it is being paid by UCLA Women’s Water Polo head coach Brandon Brooks who stepped down on Thursday to “pursue other opportunities”, according to a UCLA press release.
The Daily Bruin reports that UCLA Women’s Water Polo team members were not notified until Thursday, the same day the announcement was made public.
It looks like Brooks’ inability to beat Stanford when it counts has cost him his job. Now, if Dan Guerrero would only apply that to, say, coaches who have never beaten Stanford.
UCLA Baseball commit Hagen Danner from Huntington Beach has decided to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to SBNation sister site Bluebird Banter.
Miss Val has picked up a commitment from 2021 recruit and two-year U.S. National team member Emma Malabuyo. Malabuyo made the announcement on Instagram.
EXCITED PROUD THANKFUL Today I verbally committed to attend UCLA on a full ride athletic scholarship!!! EXCITED for the opportunity to compete college gymnastics in the future. THANKFUL to all the colleges that expressed interest in me. PROUD to join the Bruin family! I have amazing coaches who continue to push me to be my best, and a supportive family who encourages me every day. I am so thankful to them! And Thankful to God for these blessings #ucla #bruins
Flogymnastics.com has more on Malabuyo’s decision.
UCLA Men’s Basketball
Fresh off the heels of Foot Locker’s Father’s Day commercial, NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball penned an article for The Player’s Tribune. It was written as a letter to his Dad for Father’s Day. Definitely worth a read.
Speaking of Lonzo’s dad, Bruin legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made a phone appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia where he said that parents like LaVar Ball are bad for college basketball because it makes it look like a “huckster show”. TMZ Sports has the audio clip of Abdul-Jabbar’s interview.
And that’s What Bruin this Monday morning.