Multiple recruiting outlets – including CBS’ Jeff Borzello – are reporting that Kyle Anderson, Scout.com’s No. 4 overall prospect, is UCLA’s to lose going into his verbal announcement tomorrow.
Getting Jordan Adams is very nice, adding a skyrocketing Dominic Artis is very, very nice, but a commitment from Anderson would really change things for UCLA. Anderson is an incredible college prospect, a 6-8, 215-pound Swiss army knife, with the ability to play multiple positions at plus-plus level. Pairing the long, lithe Anderson with the ultra-quick and shifty Artis would give UCLA incredible options at point guard going forward. Anderson’s versatility could be what takes the Bruins over the top at some point, though Arizona’s class is becoming incredibly strong, too.
Then there’s the ancillary benefits, otherwise known as Shabazz Muhammad. Muhammad and Anderson have talked publicly about a desire to play together in college as their friendship has grown, and while UCLA is already in a good spot for Muhammad – but not a sure thing, with hometown UNLV presenting a threat – but certainly this is another reason for Bruin fans to smile.