Even though recruiting information is tough to come by on William Goodwin, the 6-8 post who plays with the Atlanta Celtics, we've heard some things recently that lead us to believe UCLA is doing very well with him. In fact, one source said it was between UCLA and Georgia. UCLA Head Coach has made it a very high priority to watch every one of Goodwin's games in July.
UCLA is also targeting Kyle Anderson, the 6-8 point forward with the New Jersey Playaz.
Howland will now head to Arizona for the Desert Duel tournament to watch both the Playaz and the Celtics, who also have UCLA-committed shooting guard Jordan Adams, through tomorrow.
Josh Scott, the 6-9 center who plays with Colorado Chaos and is verbally committed to Colorado, is also in the Desert Duel.
Howland will then most likely head to Los Angeles for a portion of the last few days of the Evaluation Period, to keep watching Tyrone Wallace, the 6-4 guard with Double Pump Elite, and Zena Edosomwan, the 6-7 post with Belmont Shore, as well as many other west coast prospects in various classes.
Shabazz Muhammad, the #1 player in the country and UCLA's top target, is done for the summer, after his Dream Vision team lost in the final of the Adidas Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas Tuesday. He played through a substantially sprained ankle.
We've heard that UCLA is, indeed, trying with Tony Parker, the 6-8 center from Georgia, who is in Florida for the remainder of the July period. A UCLA assistant will make that trek to see him.
We'll go more in-depth with the prospects UCLA is watching and recruiting in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 classes in another story. But we wanted to pass along that UCLA is getting seriously involved with Ishmail Wainwright, the 6-5 junior small forward from Missouri. Wainwright had verbally committed early to Missouri but then reneged, and following a big July for him many schools across the country are now on him. He came to UCLA's camp last year and has showed interest in the Bruins.