With today being National Signing Day in college basketball, there’s plenty of players around the country getting those letter of intents ready and sending them to anxious coaches throughout the country.
Ben Howland and UCLA have been in the conversation for a lot of great players in the 2012 class, and got a huge pickup with Kyle Anderson (Rivals #2, ESPNU #5) sending his LOI a little earlier.
Anderson can play the guard or forward position, and as mentioned in the above story, there’s a good chance he could end up playing the point for the Bruins.
A 6’7″ point guard with those kind of skills isn’t bad to have, huh?
The Bruins also received a letter of intent this evening from Jordan Adams, who is also an ESPNU Top 50 recruit.
UCLA has sort of been flying under the radar the past few seasons, as they haven’t been the force on the national stage that they were several years ago. They’ll be good this season, but still won’t be back to that level that Howland wants them to be at.
With them being the leader in the clubhouse for the top overall recruit in the 2012 class, Shabazz Muhammad, and having already nabbed Anderson and Adams, they could be back in a big way by this time next year.
You add them to a lineup with the two best players they have right now, Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith, and you’ve got a national title contender.
But, we’ll have to wait and see is Muhammad joins Anderson and Adams in Los Angeles.