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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Nelson cleared, Morgan suspended


There was good news and bad news for UCLA as it heads to the desert for a pair of games against the Arizona schools.

The good news is freshman Reeves Nelson (left eye) was medically cleared to play. He practiced today after sitting out both games last weekend against Oregon and Oregon State as he recovered from laser-eye surgery.

The bad news is sophomore J'mison Morgan was suspended for Thursday's game at Arizona for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The suspension is the latest setback for the former five-star center prospect who to this point has  seemingly yet to fully grasp coach Ben Howland's system.

Morgan played only two minutes in Saturday's two-point home loss to Oregon, though Nelson was sidelined and Brendan Lane played on a bad ankle.

On another note, senior forward Nikola Dragovic (left shouler and right ankle) fully participated in today's practice and should ready for Thursday night's game against Arizona at Tucson.