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

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