UCLA basketball teams announce signing classes

UCLA has officially signed five-star forward Kevon Looney, one of the gems of the 2014 class.

“Kevon is one of the best players in the country in this class,” coach Steve Alford said in a statement. “He is extremely skilled and versatile. Most importantly, he’s a winner.”

The Bruins also inked Hungarian native Gyorgy Goloman, a little-known forward also sought by Davidson, Richmond and New Mexico. Alford’s statement called him “one of the best passing big men we have seen in years.”

Looney sent his national letter of intent to UCLA this morning, while Goloman did the same yesterday.

UCLA women’s basketball also signed its first-ever No. 1 recruiting class, a haul that includes three top-10 players in guards Jordin Canada and Recee’ Caldwell and forward Lajahna Drummer.

“It’s with great humility and excitement and passion all wrapped up into one that I welcome this incredible class of Bruins,” coach Cori Close said in a statement. “I’m just so excited for how this puzzle of five incredibly gifted young ladies on and off the court fit together to help continue to grow our program here at UCLA.”

No other school has landed multiple names in the top 10 of espnW HoopGurlz rankings, though top prospect A’ja Wilson is not expected to commit during the early signing period.

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