Bruins To Land First Recruit
"He is going to commit but he hasn't done it yet," Ariza's mother Lolita confirmed with TheInsidersHoops.com. "It'll be this week coming up."
In picking the Bruins, Ariza snubbed offers from UNLV, Indiana, Florida and host of other national programs. UCLA's interest piqued in Trevor when it became apparent that Evan Burns would never wear the Bruins' uniform.
At that point, the Bruins made up a ton of ground and eventually convinced Ariza to commit.
Interestingly enough, Ariza played his way back into the good graces of observers this summer. On the July circuit, he showcased a more skilled and diverse game than we'd ever seen from him. Previously not known for his stroke, he made 5 3s in one game at the Peach Jam and put up solid offensive numbers at every event.
Ariza is UCLA's first recruit of the year.