Anderson to UCLA?

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.

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  • Mike

    Thanks Jon for the good news! This eases the case of the Mondays a bit!

  • spedjones

    can any of these guys play football?

  • BruinInSeattle

    can any of these guys coach football?

  • 1BruinFan

    Thanks for the positive info Jon. I really hate looking forward to basketball so early in the football season (a sour trend that needs to be broken) but this is great news! The comments above made me chuckle too.

  • rejn

    As of right now, this sounds really good. However, read the CBS story and see how Seton Hall and an in-home visit tonight. That doesn’t sound good, at all. Anything can happen, especially if the family wants him to stay home, if he likes the school and can be swayed to stay home, and a school is real desperate. Anything….

  • Anonymous

    Kinda reminds me of Honeycutt…

  • PapaSamBruin

    Exactly, another Honeycutt. On the slim side, could get muscled around quite a bit. Doesn’t have a frame that can be bulked up. Seems to have a bit of attitude too, already. Let’s hope that if he comes he doesn’t to decide to follow T-Cutt, who was more impressed with himself as a haircutter than as a Bruin.

  • Anonymous

    Honeycutt wasn’t a unanimous top 5 player nationally. Anderson is also a much better guard prospect. Honeycutt wanted to be a guard, but was mostly known for rebounding and shot blocking in his Bruin days. Anderson should prove to be a much better get for the program. Also, multiple guys on UCLA’s radar want to play along with him, especially and most importantly Shabazz. Tomorrow’s a big day.

  • gsbruin

    what time does he announce tomorrow?

  • The Big Woof!

    Disagree with Papa Sam -
    This kid is already more solidly built than Honeycutt ever got to be, and looks to me like he could easily put on 10 – 20 lbs. of muscle.
    Comes from a great program, hope we can get him.

  • Anonymous

    The kid just wins and winning is contagious.

  • Reasonable Bruin

    Please don’t say he’s “UCLA’s to lose”. If recent history is any indication, we’ll do just that.

    But here’s hoping he plays his one college year in Westwood.

  • ucla-of-the-rockies

    BruinInSeattle: Straight-up LOL …

  • UCLAVES

    He is a BRUIN!!!!!

  • BruinPain

    Anderson>Honeycutt
    In both talent & attitude