Ben Howland has reeled in another big one. A really big one.
Scout.com’s No. 8-ranked center and 20th overall prospect, Tony Parker, committed to UCLA on Monday afternoon, giving the Bruins four top-76 prospects. Parker joins No. 2 prospect Shabazz Muhammad, No. 4 Kyle Anderson and No. 76 Jordan Adams to give UCLA a consensus top-2 class.
Parker was long considered to be a UCLA lean, and the recent commitment of Shabazz Muhammad only helped seal the deal for the Bruins, who will re-open Pauley Pavilion with a squad that should be ranked in the preseason top-10.
Taking a look at UCLA’s lineup next year, there is true talent and depth at each position for the first time since its run of three straight Final Fours:
Larry Drew/Kyle Anderson
Tyler Lamb/Norman Powell
Shabazz Muhammad/Jordan Adams
David Wear/Travis Wear
Joshua Smith/Tony Parker/Anthony Stover