The UCLA basketball team got a boost in recruiting as 4-star point guard Tyger Campbell is heading across the country to play ball for the Bruins.
The UCLA basketball team just strengthened an already impressive recruiting class as they not only landed a point guard (a position they were in dire need of) but also got a PG that would fit perfectly in head coach Steve Alford’s system.
Tyger Campbell (La Lumiere School/La Pointe/IN) is now committed to UCLA as they reignited their interest in each other in recently. Though the Bruins struggled to get things going early in the 2018 recruiting cycle, they have really picked up the pace in the last few months. That includes prioritizing Campbell.
Campbell was supposed to make an announcement last week but apparently needed more time to weigh his decision which was down to UCLA, Purdue and DePaul (the favorite for sometime).
So what is UCLA getting from the Campbell? A point guard that looks to get his entire team invloved in the game. He is a gritty, tough player that likes to attack. Whether it is putting his teammates in the best position to score or taking the ball to the hole himself, he gets his offense going.
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Campbell has excellent ball handling, great court vision and passing skills, which helps to execute and develop plays. He is also fearless and has no problem going right at defenses to get the basket himself. He also has the ability to switch hands score with both his right and left hand, making him deadly on every inch of the court.
Campbell is the second big name recruit in a week that has committed to UCLA as 5-star center Moses Brown recently decided on UCLA as his college choice.
They will play along side 4-star shooting guards/wingmen Jules Bernard and David Singleton III, as well as 3-star center Kenny Nwuba.
Though Campbell takes up UCLA’s final (13th) available scholarship, the Bruins will continue to work on the 2018 recruiting class.
It is expected that junior PG Aaron Holiday could jump tot he NBA Draft after this season, and with his game improving in conference play, it would not be a shock if
does the same, opening up two scholarships after the season.
Despite the slow start, UCLA has done a terrific job recruiting as of late. Campbell’s commitment gives the Bruins all the pieces they need heading into next season, which should continue to be entertaining.
Welcome to Westwood, Tyger!