So it’s Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin taking over in Westwood. The most fascinating aspect to watch for is how dogged and gritty his Bruin teams will be? Can he get ‘bluebloods’ to play physical? Also, does freshman Logan Johnson remain in The Queen City now that the coach he signed with has departed?

Here’s why Tony Bennett wouldn’t be a good fit in Westwood: his offensive style and pace. Sure, he could change how he employs his team but why hire someone who would immediately need to make such drastic a fundamental transformation? But not switching his philosophy would immediately reduce UCLA’s blue chip recruiting prowess. Bennett won at Washington State and now at Virginia with four-year players, not four and five star prospects. UCLA simply isn’t a good fit if, in fact, he was ever a candidate.

Verbal Commits: “Former South Dakota G Nathan Robinson is transferring to City College of San Francisco (JUCO).”

The 6-foot-4 sophomore out of Las Lomas High will be a sophomore.

Julian Vaughns of St. Joseph Notre Dame has committed to Chico State.

Monterey High’s Mohammed Adam has committed to Fresno City College.

Cali Rebels: “Congrats to 2019 6’10 Dean Keeler (Marina) has picked up an offer from Chico State

“‘It hurts our area and our town.’ Prolific hoops coach resigns after 20 seasons” James Burns  Sierra High’s Scott Thomason has stepped aside.

“Mother’s tears help Boys Basketball Player of the Year turn toward success” James Burns Weston Ranch High’s Gavin Wilburn is honored

“Open Division, closed debate: Top boys teams dominate large-school All-Region” James Burns (comprised of players from the Central California Athletic League, Central California Conference, Tri-City Athletic League (Modesto Christian only), Valley Oak League and Western Athletic Conference)

“Privileged” Kyle Korver

Extremely insightful.

“Tony Bennett followed providential path to U.Va.” David Teal

Love background articles like this one.

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