Four-star forward Jonah Bolden signs with UCLA

Four-star forward Jonah Bolden signed a national letter of intent with UCLA on Wednesday, officially giving the Bruins the fourth commitment in their 2014 class.

The versatile 6-foot-9 Australian verbally committed in December, and will fill out a frontcourt that should improve despite the graduation of David and Travis Wear. Bolden spent the fall semester at Las Vegas Findlay Prep, then led Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) to the National Prep Championship.

“We are thrilled to add a player of Jonah’s caliber to our program,” head coach Steve Alford said in a statement. “Not only is he a talented young man, but he’s also very coachable, has great character and will immediately add to our team’s depth.

He joins a haul that already includes five-star forward Kevon Looney, four-star center Thomas Welsh and three-star forward Gyorgy Goloman — all of whom inked their letters during the November signing period. UCLA’s class is ranked seventh in the country by

The second NLI signing period started today, and ends on May 21.

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  • facescar

    Great news. Welcome to the family Jonah!

    Also there’s one typo. “Bolden spend the” => “Bolden had spent the”

  • CaliGrown

    Jack any news on new possible recruits from the 2014 class. Specifically Elijah Stewart, City Section POY. He would be a nice addition and 3-4yr player’

  • fromela

    Ucla missed out on guards with this class especially with Kyle Anderson & Zach Lavine gone. Not to mention possibility of jordan adam or norman powell also leaving for the nba.

    • pennyfan041

      Nah, there wasn’t really a need. Even with LaVine making the wrong decision to leave early, we still have Alford, Powell, Adams, Hamilton, and Allen in our back court. You don’t need more than 5 guards clogging the rotation.

  • NOBSisdaMAN

    Welcome Jonah. You’ll be great. Just don’t play the same position as the coach’s kid.