UCLA Basketball: Bobo Morgan Dismissed From Team, Donny Daniels To Gonzaga

Sophomore J'mison Morgan

UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland announced today that sophomore center J’mison “Bobo” Morgan has been dismissed from the team and will leave the school immediately. “I feel that it is in the best interest of this program and for J’mison Morgan that he no longer be a part of this team,” Howland said. “We are supportive of him and his future in whatever direction he decides to go.”  Morgan has been a huge dissapointment for UCLA since he came west from LSU when their coach left, two years ago.

Additionally, UCLA assistant coach Donny Daniels will replace Leon Rice on the Gonzaga men’s basketball coaching staff, head coach Mark Few said Tuesday afternoon.  Daniels has been at UCLA for the last seven years. He was the head coach at Cal State Fullerton, his alma mater, from 2001-2003. Daniels assisted Rick Majerus at Utah from 1990-2000.

HIMag’s Take:  After a down year in Westwood, caused by early entries to the NBA and some under achieving recruits, Coach Ben Howland seems to be cleaning house.  He already has a solid class coming in, with Mater Dei’s Tyler Lamb, McDonald’s All-American center Josh Smith and #1 ranked Junior College point guard Lazeric Jones from Chicago.  A returning core of Tyler Honeycutt, Reeves Nelson, Malcolm Lee and Brendan Lane should have the Bruins making a run into late March next season.

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