They are junior point guard DeAndre Kane, who is transferring from Marshall; junior post Tarik Black, from Memphis; Pe'Shon Howard, the point guard from Maryland; and a familiar name -- Mike Moser, the former Bruin who transferred to UNLV who is now transferring out of Las Vegas.
We've heard that all four have expressed interest in transferring to UCLA.
Kane, the 6-4 lead guard, averaged 15 points and 7 assists per game last season. He will graduate this summer from Marshall, transfer and be immediately eligible for his fourth year of eligibility, according to NCAA rules.
Black, a 6-9, 262-pound post, will also benefit from the NCAA rule that allows seniors who have graduated to play their fourth year somewhere else without having to sit out a season. We have it confirmed that UCLA was one of the schools Black was released to by Memphis. The bruising Black averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 points last season.
Howard, the 6-3 point guard, averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 assists in 22 minutes per game last season and has had an up-and-down career at Maryland. He's originally from Los Angeles, before going to Mouth of Wilson (Virg.) Oak Hill for high school. Howard is looking to be granted a hardship waiver due to his ill grandmother in the Los Angeles area. He reportedly will visit USC officially.
Moser, who left UCLA after his freshman year under Ben Howland, was flourishing at UNLV -- until last season when he was moved to small forward and suffered an elbow injury. The word is that he's strongly leaning toward Washington because of the relationship he established with Lorenzo Romar during his high school recruitment. Moser needs one more class this summer to graduate and qualify to be eligible next season as a post-graduate.
With the de-commitment of Allerik Freeman, UCLA currently has nine players slated to be on scholarship for the 2013-2014 season, and four open scholarships.