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2018 Schedule
3rd in Pac-12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA's Steve Alford and an assistant will go to see both Jordan Brown (No. 30 in ESPN 100) and Bryan Penn-Johnson (No. 86) on Thursday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami and UCLA have been in to see ESPN 100 Jules Bernard this week.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA is expected to stop in to see five-star point guard Darius Garland today.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting update: Darius Garland tells ESPN his official visit schedule. Vanderbilt Sept 23-25, Kentucky Oct 13-15, Indiana 20-22, Duke Oct 27-29. Vanderbilt did a home visit last Saturday. UCLA is scheduled for an in-home visit tonight. He plans to officially visit the Bruins in the fall. Garland is currently ranked no.11 overall in the senior class and the no.2 point guard in the country.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Devon Dotson says Florida, UCLA, Maryland and Kansas are expected next week for in-home visits. He's at Clemson today.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting update: Zion Williamson will be on an unofficial visit to Clemson on Saturday. He will be in attendance for the Auburn at Clemson football game tomorrow night. Zion's mother Sharonda Sampson told ESPN. Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and many others are pursuing the nation's no.2 prospect.

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17dMyron Medcalf

The 'other' freshmen you need to know

By now you've heard of Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. You've probably also heard about Mohamed Bamba and DeAndre Ayton. But those are not the only impact freshmen who will shape college basketball. It's time to know the others.

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LaMelo Ball is thumbing his nose at the NCAA (1:19)
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Stephen A. warns LaVar: LaMelo ain't Lonzo (1:19)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball was once again boastful about the future success of Big Baller Brand: "It's going to get bigger and bigger and with the social media and all this new stuff, nobody gonna want Nike and Adidas and Under Armour no more. That's old news now."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball said he doesn't think the Los Angeles Lakers will allow his family's reality show "Ball in the Family" to be filmed during training camp and in their practice facility, but he said it's not a big deal. "I want everybody to get all this stuff in and then when October rolls around, tell everybody back up," LaVar said. "Lonzo's fixing to perform. From October to the playoffs." Lonzo Ball is a rookie point guard for the Lakers. The family's reality show is a 10-episode weekly series that airs on Facebook and debuted Thursday.

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20dBaxter Holmes

LaVar: LaMelo shoe takes priority over eligibility

Given a choice between a signature shoe and his 16-year-old son LaMelo Ball's college eligibility, LaVar Ball said the MB1 shoe takes precedence, insisting the NCAA is "not my boss."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not clear if 16-year-old LaMelo Ball having a signature shoe will affect his NCAA eligibility in the future, but if it comes down to one or the other, LaMelo's father LaVar says the priority is to have a shoe: "NCAA ain't going to tell me s---t. Because they're not my boss. That's what they do, but they're not going to be like, ‘Oh, LaVar, you can't bring that shoe out until we tell you.' What? Something that I'm doing for my family? That's mine? I'm not under no umbrella."

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

LaMelo Ball pulls up to his 16th birthday party in Chino in his new Lamborghini:

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ball family at the 16th birthday party for LaMelo Ball (second from left):

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Will LaMelo ever play college ball? (1:17)
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22dJeff Goodman

HS junior LaMelo Ball has $395 signature shoe

After it was announced that his youngest son has his own signature shoe for $395, LaVar Ball said he doesn't care if it affects the college eligibility for the high school junior.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

LaVar Ball to ESPN on whether LaMelo will be able to play at UCLA with his own signature sneaker: "We'll worry about it when we get there. Who cares? If he can't play, then he can't play. It doesn't mean he'll stop working out and getting better. ... Maybe in two years they'll change the rule and he'll be able to the NBA straight out of high school."

Team Stats

Points Per Game89.82nd
Rebounds Per Game38.545th
Assists Per Game21.41st
Points Allowed75.5258th

Tournament History

Final Fours18
Tournament Record103-40
Championship Seasons1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Tournament Appearances47