Forward Wanaah Bail has officially signed with UCLA, the school announced today. The top-150 2012 recruit visited and committed to the Bruins late last week.
The 6-foot-9 Bail — a prospect noted for his athleticism — had previously signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech, but left after briefly enrolling in summer school. UCLA said that Bail’s eligibility for the 2013-14 season has yet to be determined.
“Today, I signed my financial aid agreement declaring my intent to attend UCLA,” Bail said in a statement. “In the coming weeks, I will be arriving on campus to being summer classes in pursuit of my degree. In addition, I look forward to joining my teammates and Coach Alford and his staff to begin preparing for the upcoming season. UCLA has a long history of excellence on and off the basketball court. I am excited to join the Bruin family, get in school and get to work.”
Bail is Steve Alford’s first true recruit to UCLA; since his hire two months ago, the head coach added only his son — shooting guard Bryce Alford — to the Bruins’ 2013 class. Top-100 recruit Allerik Freeman was also released from his NLI after Alford’s hire, and later signed to Baylor.