The UCLA Bruins are once again projected to have a top-25 ranked men’s basketball squad next season. Yahoo Sports have the Bruins as the second best Pac-12 school.
Yahoo released its way-too-early top 25 and UCLA landed at No. 21. UCLA is one of three Pac-12 schools to make Yahoo’s premature ranking. Oregon is the conference’s highest ranked school at No. 14 and USC came in at No. 23.
UCLA loses guard Aaron Holiday, center Thomas Welsh and forward Gyorgy Goloman. Yet, the Bruins are going to replenish with a top recruiting class consisting of center Moses Brown, forward Shareef O’Neal, guard Tyger Campbell, guard Jules Bernard, guard David Singleton and center Kenneth Nwuba.
The team will also return Jaylen Hands (testing draft but he won’t hire an agent), forward Kris Wilkes, forward Chris Smith, guard Prince Ali, forward Cody Riley, forward Jalen Hill and forward Alex Olesinski.