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2015 Guard Prince Ali commits to UCLA

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Steve Alford got his second commitment for the 2015 class on Saturday when Prince Ali selected the Bruins over UConn and Louisville.

Prince Ali informs Scout that he has committed to UCLA.

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Ali is rated a 4-star guard by ESPN, the #44 recruit overall, and joins fellow 4-star guard Aaron Holiday, giving Alford a great start to his second recruiting class at UCLA. An athletic play-maker on the perimeter, Ali can play (and defend) multiple positions on the floor.

Ali talked about his decision to Scout.com:

“I think it’s the perfect fit,” Ali said of UCLA. “They’ve been recruiting me for a while. I’m very familiar with the coaching staff. I know what they want me to do when I get there and how they are going to play. I just feel more comfortable with them.”

“Coach Alford is a great person and he’s always been honest with me and he followed me all of July,” he added. “That’s when I knew I was priority when he followed me around all of July.”

Formerly a UConn commit, Ali backed out of his decision in May to join the Huskies, reopening his recruiting process. Along with UConn and UCLA, Ali considered Louisville and Georgia Tech, but felt most at home with the Bruins. With Holiday, Alford has some great perimeter talent locked up already with many other prospects still considering the Bruins.

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