Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, citing defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school’s basketball program.
Reeves Nelson has been suspended indefinitely for a second time from the UCLA basketball team, a situation that coach Ben Howland described Tuesday as “very difficult.”
Lazeric Jones had 19 points, Jerime Anderson added 18 and UCLA ran past Chaminade in the second half for a 92-60 victory in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday.
UCLA Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ben Howland announced today that he has reinstated Reeves Nelson. Nelson will return to practice on Thursday, Nov. 17, and will travel with team to the EA Sports Maui Invitational this weekend. The team did not practice today.
For the first time since the 2002-03 season , the UCLA Bruins are 0-2 after falling to Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday night, 86-66.
UCLA has suspended their leading scorer from last year, Reeves Nelson for multiple issues with his attitude.
Reeves Nelson had a career-high 27 points and 16 rebounds, and UCLA defeated No. 10 Arizona 71-49 on Saturday to tie the Wildcats for first place in the Pac-10 in the last men’s game played at historic Pauley Pavilion before it closes for renovation.
Reeves Nelson had 18 points and seven rounds, Tyler Honeycutt scored 16 points and UCLA beat Stanford 69-65 on Thursday night to tie a season high with its sixth straight victory.
Joshua Smith scored 19 points off the bench and Reeves Nelson grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead UCLA’s inside game in a messy 66-59 victory over St. John’s and former Bruins coach Steve Lavin on Saturday.
Reeves Nelson scored a career-high 24 points, tipping in the winning basket at the buzzer, and UCLA beat California 86-84 Thursday night for its third straight win.
Reeves Nelson and Malcolm Lee scored 21 points apiece to lift UCLA to a come-from-behind 80-71 victory over Washington State Wednesday night.