L.A. Times staff writer Ben Bolch assesses the possibilities for scholarship players on UCLA’s 2022-23 men’s basketball roster:
Dylan Andrews, 6-4, G: Could help in a variety of ways beyond being backup point guard.
Amari Bailey, 6-5, G: A highlight machine in the open court who will pour in points.
Adem Bona, 6-9, F: His dunking could turn UCLA into the new Lob City.
Jules Bernard, 6-7, G: Most unsung starter will be missed if he departs as expected.
Jaime Jaquez Jr., 6-7, G: Sister Gabriela could be major lobbyist in getting him to stay.
Johnny Juzang, 6-7, G: Will he opt for the NBA draft or one last dance with the Bruins?
Jake Kyman, 6-7, G: Must decide whether he wants a bigger role elsewhere.
Cody Riley, 6-9, F: Longest-tenured Bruin might be ready to move on.
Peyton Watson, 6-8 ,G: Could enjoy Russell Westbrook-like sophomore surge if he stays.
Tyger Campbell, 5-11, G: Not widely viewed as NBA prospect, he’s indispensable for Bruins.
Jaylen Clark, 6-5, G: Team’s top defender could move into starting role next season.
Mac Etienne, 6-10, F: Will be quality backup big man after returning from knee injury.
Myles Johnson, 6-10, C: Likely returns to complete two-year graduate engineering degree.
Will McClendon, 6-2, G: Could contribute heavily with his defense and shooting.
Kenneth Nwuba, 6-10, F/C: Team’s post depth will make it hard to get playing time.
David Singleton, 6-4, G: Emotional leader could return if he gets into graduate school.