Report on the Weekend's Visitors

The UCLA basketball program had a stream of unofficial visitors on campus Monday, and expects more this week. Here's a rundown on the guys who visited and some things we've heard about their recruitment...

L.J. Rose, Kyle Anderson, Arnaud Moto, James Robinson and 2013 prospect Beejay Anya visited UCLA unofficially yesterday.

Diferent sources are indicating that each visit went well. There were no verbal commitments.

Moto, Robinson and Anja are on Team Takeover, and they were on campus early since their participation in the Nike EYBL was completed early Monday morning.

Ben Howland and staff took the recruits on a campus tour and spent a good deal of time with them. We've heard that each was knocked out by the campus and the weather.

It was completely coincidental that Alfred Aboya was on campus, too. He is there a number of times a week to work out. So it was beneficial that Aboya had the Cameroon connection with Moto.

UCLA assistant coach Scott Garson has also been on a recruiting visit to Cameroon in the past two years, where he established ties with many basketball connections there. He also apparently saw Moto in Cameroon at the time, and had previously established ties.

Howland went to watch Moto, the 6-5 wing now attending Alexandria (Virg.) Episcoal, work out at his high school during the spring, and Moto does have a UCLA scholarship offer.

Rose, the 6-2 point guard from Houston (Tex.) Second Baptist, reportedly had a very good UCLA visit. One source told us that it cemented UCLA's place atop Rose's leaderboard.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, the 6-1 shooting guard who will play at Mouth of Wilson (Virg.) Oak Hill for his senior season, is planned to be on campus today.

Brandly Ashley, the elite 6-8 power forward from Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd, participated in the Nike EYBL, and the word is that he'll more than likely visit UCLA this week. He very could visit along with his Oakland Soldier teammates, 6-6 forward Richard Longrus, and 5-11 point guard Dominic Artis, from Richmond Salesian, who is fast becoming one of the best at his position in the west.

Stanley Johnson, the 6-4, 2014 wing from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, is reportedly going to be on campus Thursday. And there are supposed to be more visitors coming the rest of the week.

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