UCLA's likely backcourt consists of two converted high-school small forwards (Kyle Anderson at PG and Jordan Adams at SG), a fact that will make for a tough adjustment to the college game.
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With so little experience on the outside, especially on defense, the prospect of facing the best pair of guards in the Pac-12 isn't a walk in the park....
Cal's Allen Crabbe is one of the top returning scorers in the conference (15.2 points per game), while PG Justin Cobbs is both a skilled passer and a tough defender who will test Anderson's ball-handling.
The Golden Bears won't be bereft up front, either, as 6'10" rising junior Richard Solomon should provide enough muscle to keep Parker from taking over inside.
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Thurman should also be useful in the posts against the 'ruins.