UCLA has picked up a huge commitment with Scout.com's fourth ranked 2012 prospect, Kyle Anderson. He talks about his decision to pledge to Ben Howland's program.
has landed one of its biggest commitments of the Ben Howland
era, as 6-foot-8, 215-pound Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony 2012 small forward Kyle Anderson
announced his commitment to the Bruins.
Anderson joins a program with 11 national championships and a recent and long term tradition for putting players in the NBA.
"The biggest thing that stood out is the tradition of UCLA and its track record for putting guards in the NBA," Anderson told Scout.com.
Scout.com's fourth ranked 2012 prospect, Anderson chose UCLA over finalists Seton Hall, Saint John's, Florida and Georgetown.
"The process was very hard as far as making the choice because I want to play for all five of the coaches," Anderson said. "The decision was real hard."
The five-star prospect will join UCLA's previous two 2012 commitments Jordan Adams and Dominic Artis in Westwood.
"I will fit in well," Anderson said. "We will have three or four upperclass bigs that will probably be pros and right now we have Jordan Adams and Dom Artis, both of which can score and Dom is a very good point guard too. When I get on the floor I will have a lot of weapons to make passes to."
With Anderson on board, UCLA will try to end its class by landing the nation's top 2012 prospect in Shabazz Muhammad, as well as a post, such as Shaq Goodwin or Tony Parker.
* Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this report.