UCLA Basketball Recruiting: Bruin Recruit T.J. Leaf To Announce Decision Thursday


One of the biggest UCLA Basketball recruits for 2016, 5-star forward T.J. Leaf, will be announcing his decision this Thursday and by the looks of it, could quite possibly be a Bruin.

There could be some good news in the future for UCLA Basketball recruiting come this Thursday. That is the day that 6’9″, 215 lbs. 5-star forward T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian HS) is set to announce his decision on ESPN’s Signing Special Thursday, November 12 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Leaf will be making his announcement along with 5-star point guard

De’Aaron Fox

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). Leaf will being deciding between UCLA,



San Diego State


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As it seems, according 247 Sports, Leaf is a near lock for UCLA basketball. After Leaf decommitted from Arizona back in August, Head Coach Steve Alford was hot on his trail and appeared to have made a serious sales pitch as Leaf put the Bruins on his Top-8.

So why is Leaf such a big deal? For one thing, he is a large bodied (though lanky) forward that moves like a shooting guard. He has a vicious offensive game that is aided by his tall, slender frame. Needless to say, he is an athletic specimen to behold.

He can shoot the three, handle the ball down court and if Leaf is within five feet of the basket, he will go going hand-to-metal with a slam dunk, that is guaranteed.

If Leaf does commit to the UCLA Basketball team, he will join 5-star PG Lonzo Ball, 3-star SG Kobe Parras and 4-star C Ike Anigbogu in Westwood next season. Currently, the Bruins have the #7 recruiting class in the country for 2016. If Leaf signs, UCLA could very well move into the Top 3.