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UCLA Basketball Recruiting: UCLA Lands Point Guard Tyger Campbell

Steve Alford delivers a complete recruiting class for 2018-19.

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Tyger Campbell gives UCLA a pass first point guard.
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The UCLA Bruins received a commitment from Tyger Campbell a 2018 Point Guard this morning.

Tyger is an exciting get because he is a true point guard and not a lead/combo guard. From ESPN:

Outstanding point guard and playmaker who shows tremendous poise in big moments. His passing ability is timely and his vision is advanced. Not only does he pass the ball he knows when to make the extra pass for the open shot. His shooting has deep range....

While ESPN ranks him #99 overall, 247Sports has him at #72 overall and says:

Campbell who is someone that is a true point guard. He has been a multi-year starter at La Lumiere and in the EYBL with Indy Heat, making him one of the most experienced players in the country against top level competition.

By landing Campbell, UCLA now the No. 72 ranked player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and someone who can step in right away and provide and immediate calming presence from the point guard position.

So, why is he not ranked higher with all that praise? Well he is listed as 6’0” tall which means he is really 5’10” or 5’11”. Here is a highlight tape.

This means UCLA has a great class incoming. It’s Number 4 in the nation. More importantly, it is well-rounded. A quick look at the class in that link UCLA has two shooting guards, two centers and point guard.

While I agree with Army Bruin that Jaylen Hands could develop into an elite point guard, at a absolute minimum, Tyger gives UCLA depth at the point guard position. In any case, it was a glaring need in the class next year and I am excited to watch Tyger play for the Bruins.

Welcome to Westwood, Tyger!

Go Bruins!