Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Things get worse for UCLA: Gordon leaves team

After a rough Thanksgiving weekend in which UCLA went 0-3, including a loss to Long Beach State, it seemed like things could not get any worse for the Bruins.

Well, that was wrong.

Sophomore Drew Gordon, the team's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, has decided to leave the team and will transfer at the end of the semester.

"This is not a spur-of-the-moment decision," UCLA head coach Ben Howland said. "Ultimately, it's what's best for all parties."

According to the Los Angeles Times, teammates said that Gordon and Howland had a few disagreements this season, but they did not think that it was serious enough for Gordon to leave.

Through six games, Gordon was averaging 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. With his departure, freshman Reeves Nelson will likely see increased playing time.

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