Rundown on UCLA's Visits

It's official visit season, and here are the 2013 prospects that more than likely will visit or have a chance to visit UCLA...

It's now official visit season for college basketball recruiting, so here's a rundown on the 2013 prospects UCLA will have visit, and those that have a chance to visit.

Prospects That Are Pretty Certain to Visit

Zach LaVine, the UCLA-committed guard from Bothell (Wash.) High, will definitely visit UCLA officially, but the date has yet to be determined.

Allerik Freeman, the 6-3 SG, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, will visit UCLA officially this weekend for the Nebraska football game. He'll also visit Ohio State (9/14), Villanova (9/27), Duke (10/20), and possibly Kansas.

Kendrick Nunn, 6-1 CG, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon, has indicated he'll visit UCLA on Sept. 27th, but will visit Illinois (9/13) and Memphis (9/20) before that, and he'll also visit Ohio State and Marquette in October. Marquette is generally considered leader.

Dakarai Allen, 6-5 SF, Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon. He visited San Diego State this last weekend, and has said he'll visit Colorado and UCLA, probably in October. In his last interview with Scout.com, he said, "I wouldn't say UCLA is recruiting me hard." SDSU leads, since they have been recruiting him hard, but it's a good sign he didn't commit on his visit there last weekend.

Brandon Austin, 6-5 SF, Philadelphia (Penn.) Imhotep Charter, has said he'll visit UCLA officially. He has plans to visit Providence and Georgetown unofficially in the next week, after visiting Temple unofficially in August.

Roddy Peters, 6-3 point guard, Forestville (Maryland) Suitland, has said he intends to visit UCLA officially. He has already officially visited Xavier, Maryland and Georgetown, and will visit Rutgers (9/21).

Devin Williams, 6-8 C, Montverde (Fla.) Montverde Academy, has said he'll visit UCLA, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Memphis but has yet to schedule the actual plans.

Prospects Who Could Visit

Wayne Selden, 6-4 SG, Tilton (New Hampshire) Tilton School, has named a top six and UCLA is on the list, so the Bruins have a decent chance for getting an official visit.

Jarell Martin, 6-8 post, Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Madison Prep, has UCLA in his top seven, so they could get a visit. LSU is still thought to be the favorite.

Isaac Hamilton, 6-4 SG, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, has been one of the top priorities for UCLA in the class of 2013. He has said he won't visit UCLA officially, but has been on campus unofficially. He just visited USC unofficially and attended their football game against Hawaii this last weekend, and UNLV a couple of weeks ago. He''ll officially visit Florida (Oct. 6th), San Diego State (Oct. 12th), and probably Baylor and Connecticut on dates to be determined later. He also intends to visit Cal unofficially at some time.

Marcus Lee, the 6-9 post from Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley, visited UCLA unofficially August 28th, and just unofficially visited Cal for during a big recruiting weekend last week. He's visiting Louisville officially this weekend, Kentucky (Oct. 12th), and Indiana (Oct 28th), and wants to also officially visit Duke and Kansas. He has said that, since Cal and UCLA are close, he won't visit them officially, which could hurt both schools' chances with him.

Jermaine Lawrence, 6-9 post, Sparta (New Jersey) Pope John XXIII. He has UCLA on his list of seven programs, so there's a chance UCLA could get an official visit, but we're hearing the chances are slim for him. His final seven: Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UNLV, St. John's, Syracuse and Cincinnati.

BeeJay Anya, 6-8 post, Hyatsville (Maryland) Dematha Catholic, just took an unofficial visit to North Carolina State. When it comes to official visits, he's indicated he'll visit Indiana, while Louisville, Kansas, Texas, and Ohio State are known to be among his favorites. There is an outside chance UCLA could get a visit from him.

Rysheed Jordan, 6-3 CG. Philadelphia (Penn.) Vaux Roberts, has a list of Maryland, Temple, Villanova, Xavier, Rutgers, UCLA, Connecticut and St. John's, but hasn't planned official visits. He's supposed to narrow his choices to five, and it's pretty certain that Maryland and Xavier will be on the list.

Prospects Who Could Visit UCLA Hasn't Yet Offered

Tre'Shaun Lexing, 6-5 SF, Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln, recently said his top four schools are Colorado, Washington State, Arizona State and UCLA, with all but UCLA having offered. He will visit Arizona State (Sept. 21st) and Colorado (Sept. 29th), and will set up a visit to Washington State. He said he was talking with UCLA to set up a visit.

Marcus Allen, 6-2 CG, Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial, officially visited Rice last weekend (and watched their football team play UCLA), and has another official visit set to Harvard (Sept. 13th). UCLA has made contact, but hasn't offered an official visit.

Darin Johnson, 6-4 SG, Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon, took an official visit to San Diego State with high school and AAU teammate Dakarai Allen last weekend. He'll also officially visit Oregon (Sept. 14th), Marquette (Sept. 20th), and Washington (Oct. 4th). He said he'll take a fifth visit if he needs to, and that could be to UCLA, USC or Texas A&M.

A Date to Remember: college basketball coaches will be allowed to watch recruits' practice and have in-home visits beginning September 9. This often leads to solidifying official visits.


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