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Injury bug bites UCLA as forward David Wear suffers a sprained ankle in practice

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Less than two weeks after Tyler Lamb underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery another UCLA Bruin is injured, as the Associated Press reported that senior forward David Wear sprained his right ankle in practice on Sunday.

Wear, who averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season, will undergo X-rays on his ankle on Monday according to a team spokesman.

In UCLA’s three exhibition games in China Wear reached double figures just once but on that occasion he was highly productive, finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds in the Bruins’ 116-68 win over Tsinghua University.

In UCLA’s other two games Wear accounted for a total of ten points and ten rebounds.

David and twin brother Travis are two key figures for the Bruins this season, especially when considering that they’ll share time with the inconsistent Joshua Smith and freshman Tony Parker.

A sprained ankle in most instances isn’t a major issue unless it’s a high ankle sprain, so the hope is that there’s no major issue discovered in Monday’s examination.

With Lamb still recovering and the NCAA yet to clear freshmen Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA can’t afford any major personnel losses as they approach the start of the season.

Raphielle is also the assistant editor at CollegeHoops.net and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

VIDEO: Kentucky fans are going to love Malik Monk

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Kentucky commit Malik Monk went bananas this weekend, scoring 46 points in a game on a series of crazy drives, ridiculous jumpers and one off-the-backboard dunk.

Monk is a bit streaky, but when he’s shooting well … I mean, just watch the video above.

POSTERIZED: 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye dunks on defender without jumping

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Mamadou Ndiaye is one of the most unique players in college basketball.

Because he’s 7-foot-6.

Guys like that don’t come around often, and when they do, they do things like this: posterizing an opponent without having to jump.


[PHOTO: Ndiaye vs. 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall]