Elite 2016 point guard Lonzo Ball picks UCLA

At last, a point guard picks UCLA.

His name is Lonzo Ball, a Chino Hills standout currently rated No. 5 at his position in the class of 2016 by Scout.com and No. 20 in the country by Rivals.com. The news was first reported by Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.

The 6-foot-5, 170-pound guard would fill one of the Bruins’ greatest areas of need in the Steve Alford era. Nightly triple-double threat Kyle Anderson will almost certainly leave for the NBA after his sophomore season, and the only other serviceable point guard on the roster right now is true freshman Bryce Alford.

Obvious caveat: There are still 23 months until the early signing period for the 2016 class, and Ball is free to switch his verbal commitment at any time before then.

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  • Bigwoof1

    From the video above (which is very limited) he seems to maybe be a “Kyle Junior”: not blazing speed or great athleticism, but is very smooth and seems to be under control. Promising. In the meantime, Bryce Alford seems quite capable of handling the point.

  • Bruin 34

    Jack. I am a bit confused as to why you have mentioned Tuioti Mariners commitment?

    • IIWIICUB

      you should really invest in a BRO subscription. you’ll definitely be happy with the coverage.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Smooth as silk. Great get!

  • Ardeare

    Great players make for great programs. Happy for UCLA.