UCLA officially signs forward Wanaah Bail

Forward Wanaah Bail has officially signed with UCLA, the school announced today. The top-150 2012 recruit visited and committed to the Bruins late last week.

The 6-foot-9 Bail — a prospect noted for his athleticism — had previously signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech, but left after briefly enrolling in summer school. UCLA said that Bail’s eligibility for the 2013-14 season has yet to be determined. Continue reading

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Power forward Wanaah Bail to visit UCLA

Steve Alford may finally land a prospect other than his son Bryce.

Save for four-star guard Allerik Freeman’s de-commitment, UCLA’s new head coach has generated little news in 2013 recruiting over his first two months on the job. That could change soon with 6-foot-8 forward Wanaah Bail.

A three-star prospect in 2012, the Bahamas native will officially visit the Bruins on Wednesday and Thursday according to multiple recruiting sites. Listed at 210 pounds, the former Texas Tech signee could immediately provide much-needed depth to the UCLA frontcourt.

Bail had committed to the Red Raiders in 2012, but left after briefly enrolling in summer school. CBS Sports reported that then-head coach Billy Gillispie’s mistreatment of players was the main reason the forward left, but academic issues were also rumored. Texas Tech reportedly released him from his NLI.

ESPN’s scouting report praises the lefty’s athleticism and ability to defend both forward spots, but needs to become a more consistent offensive threat. UCLA assistant Ed Schilling also coached him in the past at adidas Nations.

According to 247Sports’ Jerry Meyer, Bail will visit USC on Friday and Saturday, and Miami next weekend.

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