Ben Howland’s UCLA team is down to eight scholarship players now that junior forward Josh Smith has left the team. Smith told the school’s athletic director today that he will transfer for personal reasons. Those reasons are likely his battle with his weight, which kept the former McDonald’s All-America out of practice earlier this month.
It’s not looking like UCLA will have the year many people expected the Bruins to have. Like our friend Jason MacIntyre pointed out on Twitter, UCLA better beat San Diego State or Missouri, or they’ll leave non-conference play with zero quality wins and a loss to Cal-Poly.
Good luck chasing that title, Shabazz.