UCLA forward Nelson kicked off team

UCLA forward Reeves Nelson has been dismissed from the men's basketball team, head coach Ben Howland announced Friday.

Nelson had been suspended indefinitely for conduct unbecoming a member of the basketball team, his second suspension this season.

"After much thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to dismiss Reeves Nelson from the UCLA men's basketball team effective immediately," said Howland in a release. "This decision is not one that I take lightly, but it is in the best interest of both the program and the student-athlete."

Nelson was the Bruins' leading scorer and rebounder last season, averaging 13.9 points and 9.1 boards. In six games this season, his averages fell to 5.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.