Dec. 12, 2003
Freshman Trevor Ariza will get limited minutes tomorrow (Dec. 13) vs. Loyola Marymount (it was earlier stated that his first game back would be Dec. 17/UC Santa Barbara, but Ariza worked out lightly on Thursday, went half the practice Friday and has been medically cleared for limited minutes on Saturday).
Quote from UCLA head coach Ben Howland
"After consulting with the team doctors, Trevor went through half the practice today and on Thursday, shot around and had a light practice. His minutes will be very limited vs. Loyola Marymount, but he will be able to play some minutes on Saturday. I'm very happy for Trevor and I'm excited for our team to have him back in the lineup."
Howland also noted that Ariza will have another X-Ray on Monday (Dec. 15) and Howland is hoping the results (of that X-ray) will allow Ariza to return to practice full-time.
T. J. Cummings
Nothing has changed regarding senior T. J. Cummings' time frame. Today is the last day of exams and UCLA is expecting to get word of his academic status early next week (Monday or Tuesday). Cummings has been academically ineligible fall quarter, but has been practicing with the team.