The UCLA basketball team just landed a huge commitment from 2017 5-star point guard Jaylen Hands.
Jaylen Hands, the 6’2″, 165 lbs. floor general out of Balboa City School in San Diego, California has just committed to UCLA basketball. He is the #1 California point guard prospect as well as Scout.com’s 21st overall player in the nation for 2017.
This is the third player to commit to UCLA basketball for the 2017 recruiting class. The Bruins already have pledges from shooting guard LiAngelo Ball (brother of 2016 UCLA commit, 5-star point guard Lonzo Ball) and 5-star center Jalen Hill.
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This is fantastic news for several reasons. The first being the fact that this is the third high-profile point guard the UCLA basketball team has been able to receive a commitment from.
The first notable Bruin to commit, Aaron Holiday, will begin his career at UCLA this fall. The aforementioned Lonzo Ball is the second and will start his UCLA basketball career next season.
Though UCLA head basketball coach Steve Alford has had a tough time with recruiting in his first three years, he has since picked up the pace with several huge commitments. Hands continues that trend for Alford and sets up the Bruins to not only have depth but also have very, very good talent for the next few years.
This is indeed great news and quite an exciting time as UCLA now has several point guard options for the coming season.
Welcome to Westwood, Jaylen Hands!