Five-star point guard Jaylen Hands commits to UCLA’s 2017 class

In the near future, UCLA will be set with a back-to-back pair of five-star point guards.

Jaylen Hands announced his commitment to the Bruins’ 2017 class today, making him the eventual successor to Lonzo Ball. The latter, who picked UCLA 18 months ago, headlines the team’s 2016 haul. Ball — whose two younger brothers are also future Bruins — has said publicly that he intends to be a “one and done” player, heading off to the NBA as soon as possible.

Assuming those plans don’t change, Hands ensures that the UCLA offense will still have a capable backcourt leader. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound San Diego-area product is a high-upside prospect, and is ranked a top-25 recruit nationally by both and He was one of 17 finalists for the 2015 USA Basketball U16 National Team, and measured out with a 6-foot-4 wingspan at training camp. Continue reading “Five-star point guard Jaylen Hands commits to UCLA’s 2017 class” »