Arizona basketball: Long route to UCLA paying off for Drew II, Bruins alike

2013-03-01T22:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Long route to UCLA paying off for Drew II, Bruins alikeBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 01, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

LOS ANGELES — The day after Larry Drew II and Brandon Jennings played in the 2007 Cactus Classic at McKale Center, they each met with Lute Olson.

The Arizona Wildcats coach — who had, within a month, dismissed longtime assistant Jim Rosborough and hired Kevin O’Neill — had to choose between the two high school point guards.

“He told me straight up, basically, ‘I want both of you guys,’” Drew said. “’You’re great point guards in my opinion. And whoever commits first.’”

That wasn’t the first time that year Drew heard the ultimatum. He was offered a scholarship to UCLA, but only if he committed within a week.

In both cases, Drew waited.

Read more about Drew in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 16 2 0 0.889 34 4 0 0.895
Utah 13 5 0 0.722 26 9 0 0.743
Oregon 12 5 0 0.706 25 10 0 0.714
UCLA 11 7 0 0.611 22 14 0 0.611
Arizona State 9 9 0 0.500 19 16 0 0.543
Stanford 9 9 0 0.500 24 13 0 0.649
Oregon State 8 10 0 0.444 16 14 0 0.533
Colorado 7 10 0 0.412 16 16 0 0.500
Washington State 7 11 0 0.389 13 18 0 0.419
California 6 11 0 0.353 17 15 0 0.531
Washington 5 13 0 0.278 16 15 0 0.516
USC 3 14 0 0.176 12 19 0 0.387
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