Jan 052014

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Updated: 1/5/2014 5:57 pm

A Great Story On UCLA Cornerback Commit Adarius Pickett

From the story:

A UCLA recruiter “told me they were ready to put in some packages together like they did for Myles,” Pickett said. “I’m ready for anything.”

He then plans to graduate early from El Cerrito and attend classes at UCLA in March. He’ll skip his senior baseball season after hitting .400 and stealing 28 bases as a junior. He might be drafted in baseball in June.

For the rest of the story, click HERE.

Cool Little Story From Our Friend Tony Ciniglio On Dwight Williams And His Commitment To UCLA  

It feels great to commit to UCLA. It was a load lifted off my shoulders. The education is amazing. The coaching staff is excellent, and they prepare players not only for the next level of football but to be great young men.

It was music to the ears of Serra coach Scott Altenberg, a UCLA graduate whose father Kurt was a UCLA hero for catching a 52-yard touchdown catch to beat USC in 1965.

“It’s awesome that this year I’ll be able to watch two of my guys play on Saturdays since I’m a season ticket holder,” Altenberg said. “It’s about time.”

To read the rest of the story, click HERE.

UCLA Men’s Basketball Visits West Los Angeles VA Hospital

Some members of the Bruins’ basketball team had the chance to meet and speak with the oldest living Tuskegee airman, Walter Crenshaw, who was stationed at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Ala., from 1942 to 1944 before attaining the rank of sergeant.

“It was a great experience,” sophomore Tony Parker said. “I actually got to meet the only Tuskegee Airman who is still alive, he’s 104, and I got to take my picture with him. Both of my sisters went to Tuskegee University, so that was awesome. He was a great guy. The veterans we visited definitely recognized us and liked being around our guys.”

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Strange And Odd Story Of The Day

Dennis Rodman names a team of former NBA players to play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea, and calls it “basketball diplomacy.”

 Rodman will lead the team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean senior national team, marking Kim Jong Un‘s birthday. Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father in late 2011.  Rodman has called Kim a “friend for life” … and said his trips would not be affected by the recent execution of Kim’s uncle.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

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