College Basketball

There's newness everywhere for UCLA basketball

There's newness everywhere for UCLA basketball

The sparkling courts and locker rooms inside UCLA’s soon-to-open Mo Ostin Basketball Center should serve as a fitting backdrop for the players who occupy them starting early next month.

The Bruins are essentially a new team, with a six-man freshman class joining a handful of veterans in pursuit of the school’s first trip to the Final Four in a decade. Coach Steve Alford has called it the biggest recruiting class in his lengthy career.

Of course, UCLA would surely be willing to make room for one more freshman. Power forward Marvin Bagley III, the consensus top high school player in the country, reportedly visited campus this week and is mulling his college choice as he attempts...

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