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.