Wanaah Bail's impact on the Bruins upcoming season.
The left handed Bail will be a very interesting option for Alford, his ability to run the floor and knock down the 12-to-16 foot jumper will benefit him In Alford's up-tempo motion offense. UCLA often found themselves awfully thin in the post last season due to injuries and foul trouble. Alford has been known to run a nine to ten man rotation so Bail will see a good amount of minutes this season with the Bruins being deeper at the wing positions. Bail's arrival also has an impact on the talented point-forward Kyle Anderson, who was used often in the post on defense due to the lack of depth up front. Bail should allow Alford to use Anderson more efficiently on defense because of Anderson's importance on offense in large part to his nifty ball handling, passing skills, and the Bruins youth at the point guard position. Bail is still two to three weeks away from participating in practice as he had surgery at the end of June to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. With Pac 12 favorite Arizona adding freshmen Aaron Gordon to the mix that includes forward Brandon Ashley and center Kaleb Tarczewski, Bail's eligibility might make Coach Alford sleep a little easier at night.