UCLA’s biggest hole next year looks to be shrinking quickly. This morning, the Bruins landed four-star forward Jonah Bolden, an Australian native playing this season at Findlay Prep.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news. The addition of the 6-foot-8, 198-pound forward gives UCLA a strong incoming frontcourt in 2014. The team signed five-star big man Kevon Looney and four-star center Thomas Welsh last month, as well as Hungarian forward Gyorgy Goloman.
The Bruins lose senior forwards David and Travis Wear after the 2013-14 season, leaving sophomore Tony Parker and freshman Wanaah Bail as the only returning players over 6-foot-6.
Bolden is capable of filling in at either forward spot. If he develops into an NBA-level prospect, his skill set could resemble that of Portland Trailblazers forward Nicolas Batum.