Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus commits to UCLA

UCLA has added one more option to fill out the largest hole on its roster.

Colorado State point guard Jon Octeus will play his last year of college ball in Los Angeles, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. The graduate transfer will help repair a thin backcourt that loses All-American point guard Kyle Anderson — a constant triple-double threat who was drafted 30th overall last night.

Octeus was third on the Rams in scoring (13.4), rebounding (4.7) and assists (2.3), starting all 32 games. He picked the Bruins over Missouri and Cincinnati.

He is now the only UCLA point guard with significant starting experience. The other candidates at the position are Bryce Alford, who backed up Anderson last season, and former five-star recruit Isaac Hamilton, who sat out the season for breaking his letter of intent to UTEP.

The Bruins struck pay dirt they last time they relied on a one-year transfer point guard. In 2012-13, Larry Drew II shed his maligned reputation at UNC by dishing out 256 assists — a new UCLA single-season record.

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  • Sam C

    Welcome to the young man

  • Steve W

    Good get for us!

  • Bigwoof1

    I’ve been hoping and lobbying for a graduate transfer for some time now. Hope Octeus is the right guy.

    • VB

      Pretty sad that we are all giddy over graduate transfers now. We used to expect blue chip high school recruits every year.

    • VB

      Pretty sad that we are all giddy over graduate transfers now. We used to expect blue chip high school recruits every year.

    • VB

      Pretty sad that we are all giddy over graduate transfers now. We used to expect blue chip high school recruits every year.

  • neil kaufman

    I wonder why no comment on bruin nation regarding jon octeus?

    • JPKB

      Because it’s a laughable troll website populated by flamers who root for other schools like Nest Whore and Tidy Bowl would be my best guess.

      They have to spin too hard whenever there is good news. It will be a long football season for them.