UCLA basketball is dominating the national college basketball recruiting scene.
Off-season news and notes from UCLA athletics including a video on UCLA football coaches' recruiting efforts.
Matt Carlino is officially a Bruin signing his NLOI to play for Ben Howland. From the official site: "I'm really excited about Matt Carlino joining our basketball program and family," Howland said. "He is an outstanding shooter, a very good passer, a good athlete and an outstanding kid. I look for him to make an immediate impact and be a very good player for us. I think he is an outstanding addition to our team." Carlino averaged 13.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while leading Bloomington South HS to a 23-1 overall record as a junior in 2009-10. The Panthers won the Conference Indiana title with a 7-0 mark. BSHS lost to Jeffersonville 58-56 in the 4A State Regional Finals this past season and was ranked as the No. 1 team in the state for most of the season. Carlino was named to the Indiana Junior All-Star Team and to the All-Conference Indiana Team in 2009-10. Welcome to Bruin Nation Matt. We hope you will develop into a Ben Ball warrior in next four years. GO BRUINS.
Ben Howland's program hasn't been able to generate much recruiting momentum to kicks-start a UCLA basketball program in funk.
UCLA has offered French forward Remi Barry, who per the highlights above looks (and kind of plays like) Joakim Noah (don't get too excited because remember it's just a highlight reel). Anyway, Barry is visiting Westwood on an official visit this weekend. Guess we will have to stay tuned. GO BRUINS.
So I put together a short compilation of Deonte Burton highlights to show folks here why I think we should lock this kid up. I think Ben Ball fans will particularly appreciate the play that runs from 0:38 to 0:50. Sounds like he's ours if we make the offer.