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Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Posted on: November 14, 2011 7:34 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 7:34 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

Considering it’s only November, most thought things at UCLA couldn’t get much worse after the Bruins lost to Loyola Marymount and then Josh Smith so kindly referred to the Lions as “straight bums.”

Apparently, things could definitely get worse.

Reeves Nelson, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder last season, is meeting with head coach Ben Howland Monday afternoon to discuss his future with the team.

“I still take it as he’s part of the team,” Smith told the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve talked to him, but there’s not really any information to tell me where he’s leaning. I want him to stay.”

When asked if Nelson would suit up for the Bruins on Tuesday night against Middle Tennessee State, Howland was noncommittal.

“I can’t comment any further until I sit and talk to him,” Howland said.

According to the newspaper, Nelson was visibly frustrated during the loss to Loyola Marymount in the opener. He finished with 13 points and eight rebounds in the defeat.

Photo: US Presswire

Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

The problem with Reeves Nelson probably started with his complaining about Howland's stodgy offensive coaching style and he is not the first to complain.  Drew Gooden also complained and ended up transferring.  Former NBA player Stan Love, Kevin Love's father, also complained that the Bruins could have won the NCAA tournament if Howland had been a better offensive coach.  If UCLA does not perform up to expectations this year than it's time to think about getting a new coach.  I noticed that those who are siding with Howland on this are not UCLA fans.




Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:25 am
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Nelson better hit the road considering Drew II will be on the roster next year. Maybe the Wier twins are rubbing off on Nelson.?



Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:16 am
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Howland's overated with all the top players he's had he should have 3 NCAA titles instead of 3 final four appearances



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:14 am
 

What a crybaby...

UCLA is a great program, with or without Reeves Nelson.  Maybe Nelson should stop whining, stop blaming his problems on others, and start playing better, but I would imagine those are the three things furthest from his mind right now.  

I can smell it now: Nelson will transfer to a team that doesn't win a lot of games, but where he can be "the man" and score 25 a game.  Then, he will brag about what UCLA "lost" when they let him transfer.   I hope Howland gives him two options: shape up or ship out.



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

I am an Oregon Duck fan and I can tell you this guy is a piece of crap player and crybaby. He actually accused of the Ducks players of being dirty. When wasthe last time a Duck was accused of being dirty 40 years ago? He was dominated by our team last year and is the epitome of a Punk.I hope he stays so we can be dirty again.



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Hey Wildcatter you can keep Howland he is where he belongs. He abandoned the Pitt program and to be honest, WE DONT MISS HIM. He is all about himself and thats why he left and thats why he belongs coaching his "pri-madonna's". Jamie Dixon is twice the coach that Ben will ever be.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

I wonder if Howland ever regrets leaving Pitt? Seems like he had a really good thing going there(just ask Jamie Dixon), without any real pressure to win. Was able to get tough, rugged, talented players that fit his style of play/coaching. Now he's stuck with these prima donnas, like Nelson & Smith, who think everything should just be given to them. I almost feel sorry for Howland...well ALMOST! He's the one that recruited these fellors/jackasses in the first place!  




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Best thing that ever happened to the Tarheels was the Wear twins and Larry Drew leaving for UCLA.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

Wonder if the Wear twins or Drew wants to leave too? lol



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Reeves Nelson's status with UCLA in question?

BooHoo, you fricken brat. You signed a letter of intent, now suit up and shut up.


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