Quick July Hoops Update

The July Evaluation Period is winding down, and here's what UCLA's recruiting efforts will be focusing on the rest of the way, the prospects that are the Bruins' top targets like William Goodwin and Kyle Anderson...

We won't go in-depth with 2012 recruiting in this report, just provide you the latest from what we've heard.

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.

The Oakland Soldiers, with UCLA-committed point guard Dominic Artis and post target Brandon Ashley, also shut it down after being bumped out early of the Fab 48.

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.


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