Mar 27, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford reacts during the second half against the Florida Gators in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at FedEx Forum. Florida won 79-68. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Basketball: National Signing Day

The National Signing period has begun for college hoops and the UCLA Basketball team received their fourth National Letter of Intent from Australian native, Jonah Bolden. He joins a class of big men that include McDonald’s All-Americans Kevon Looney and Thomas Welsh and Hungarian native, Gyorgy Goloman.

With this class, UCLA gets four guys that will help the Bruin front court, which was thin this past season. Here is their information:

2014 Recruits:
Kevon Looney Thomas Welsh Jonah Bolden Gyorgy Goloman
 6’8″, 210 lbs.  7’0″, 245 lbs.  6’9″, 205 lbs.  6’9″, 200 lbs.
 Power Forward  Center  Power Forward  Center
 5-Star, #2*  4-Star, #6*  4-Star, #6*  3-Star, Not Ranked*
 Hamilton HS  Loyoloa HS  Findlay Prep  Sagemont
 Milwaukee, WI  Los Angeles, CA  Henderson, NV  Weston, FL

*-position rank per


With this class, UCLA basketball claims the #7 recruiting class in the nation and second in the Pac-12. Arizona claimed the top spot in the conference with the third best class in the nation.

This is only the first day for recruits to sign and with the news that Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine (and possibly Jordan Adams and Norman Powell), look for the UCLA basketball head coach Steve Alford to go after a few more players, especially at the point guard position.

Go Bruins!

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

Tags: Basketball UCLA Bruins

  • OCBruin78

    Good recruit for our team. Solid player who can fill one of the spots opened up by the departure of the twins. CSA and staff are doing a great job in putting together a very nice team for their first recruiting class. I was just as skeptical as anyone about his hiring, but I have seen enough this season to give the man the benefit of the doubt and give him the time and opportunity that he needs to show us what he can do. I am proud of our team for reaching sweet 16 and even though we “could have” beaten the Gators, they did well. I am looking forward to seeing an stronger team next year.
    Good job CSA and staff. Make us proud!!!!!!
    Go Bruins!

    • Mike W.R.

      Yes and now we have REBOUNDERS!!!