Artis reopens recruitment

A four-star point guard is back on the market in 2012, as Dominic Artis has decommitted from UCLA. His uncle, Derrick Artis, explains the situation to Scout.com.

In a class in need of point guards, a good one just hit the market.

5-foot-11, 170-pound Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep 2012 point guard Dominic Artis has decommitted from UCLA, his uncle Derrick Artis informed Scout.com.

Scout.com's 63rd rated 2012 prospect and one of the nation's most improved recruits, Artis' decision to decommit is a blow to the Bruins' highly touted 2012 recruiting class, which still includes forwards Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams.

"We just felt like he made kind of a quick decision," Derrick Artis said. "He committed before July was over and we just want to make sure we're doing the right thing. We still love UCLA and they're still at the head of his list.

"We just want to make sure we're making the right decision. We never really let the recruiting process happen, so we just want to make sure we dot our I's and cross our T's."

Now that Artis has reopened his recruitment, you can expect at least a couple of Pac-12 schools to be involved.

"He obviously has prior relationships with schools that were recruiting him, schools like Oregon and California," Artis said. "But essentially we'll see who comes in and recruits him. We'll see where it goes in the next few days and then start planning visits and things like that."

As of now, Artis is still planning on signing in November.

"The goal is to make a decision during the early signing period but we'll just have to see how it goes," his uncle said. "We just want to make sure we're weighing all our options and making the right decision."


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