UCLA is struggling right now. Tyler Honeycutt is entering the draft. Malcolm Lee is going too. And on the recruiting front the Bruins have got no diaper dandies coming in. They’re just not pulling in the caliber of recruit that they were in Howland’s first few years when he was getting top 100 players Kevin Love, Westbrook, Jordan Farmar, Darren Collison…the only half decent players the Bruins have been able to recruit lately is UNC defects (The Wear Twins and Larry Drew) and JUCO players.
Since when did UCLA start recruiting transfers? As the most successful college basketball program in history, they’re supposed to be getting McDonald’s All-American’s. Well apparently Ben Howland also knows recruiting is a problem because word is he’s on the verge of replacing assistant Scott Duncan (who left to become an assistant at Wyoming) with Korey McCray…the head of the Atlanta Celtics AAU basketball team that NBA’ers Dwight Howard, John Wall, Josh Smith, and Derrick Favors all played for coming up.