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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tyler Honeycutt to return Wednesday

By Peter Yoon
ESPNLosAngeles.com

Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA's leading scorer and rebounder, went through a full practice Monday and is expected to play in the Bruins' Pac-10 opener Wednesday night against Washington State.

Honeycutt, averaging 14.9 points and eight rebounds, sprained his shoulder Dec. 21 during the Bruins' 75-59 victory over Montana State and sat out UCLA's 74-73 victory over UC Irvine on Dec. 23.

"It's good, it's a lot better," Honeycutt said. "It's almost 100%"

Honeycutt, a 6-8 sophomore forward, said he has full range of movement in his shoulder, but was feeling a little soreness after a two hour, 20 minute practice.

"It got a little fatigued, but that was because I went through two and a half hours of practice and did some shooting after," Honeycutt said. "Now I've got full movement. I couldn't put the keys in the car, brush my teeth. There were a lot of things I couldn't do. It was awkward."

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com.