Nelson Cleared To Play, Bobo To See More Minutes
By Bruin Basketball Report
UCLA Coach Ben Howland announced during his press conference today that freshman Reeves Nelson will play in tomorrow's game against Washington.
Nelson's eye is still swollen but he has been medically cleared to play. Howland expects Nelson to play his regular 20-25 minutes against the Huskies tomorrow.
"He looks like Rocky Balboa," Howland said, "but he should be fine."
Nelson is averaging 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in 23 minutes of effective action per game.
Howland also indicated today he plans to play sophomore J'mison Morgan increased minutes for the remainder of the season.
With James Keefe's season ending due to shoulder surgery, Morgan will be the first center off the bench backing up Nelson at the five spot.
While freshman Brendan Lane will primarily back-up Nikola Dragovic at the power forward position.
Tip-off for tomorrow contest in Seattle against Washington is at 6:00 PM PT.
It will be a nationally televised game on ESPN.