Basketball
Larry Drew II Leading UCLA
By Luis Cuevas
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:56:56 PM

WESTWOOD—On Wednesday, March 20 Larry Drew II helped UCLA as they made their way into the NCAA tournament. Drew II left UNC with the nickname “Turnover Jesus” also known as a quitter for leaving UNC in the middle of the night during the 2011 ACC season.

 

Larry has become a contributing force since joining UCLA. He set the single season record for assists averaging 7.6 points and 7.4 (No. 4 in the nation) assists per game. He has silenced his critics due to his level of play and attitude this season. Drew is the only senior on the UCLA team, which has turned him into a floor leader. He is also the only player to have been in the NCAA tournament in the current UCLA team.


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Larry Drew II


UCLA has the nation’s top ranked recruited class with Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, but the addition of Larry Drew II has been just as valuable. Drew II is No. 3 in the nation with his assist to turnover ratio of 3.12. He has been the player that closes the game for UCLA with his clutch baskets including a game winner over UCONN.

 

UCLA coach Ben Howland saw an opportunity to have Larry Drew II on his team and didn’t think twice about picking him up. He is the starting point guard for UCLA, which will begin the NCAA tournament on Friday against Minnesota.



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