Post-Eval Period: 2015, 2016 Priorities

These are the prospects UCLA watched and clearly have as priorities in the national class of 2015...

Coming out of the July Evaluation Periods, these are the 2015 prospects UCLA watched the most in July and are clearly on the top of the Bruins' list for the class. Of course, so many other 2015 prospects will be added to this list over the next year, but these are the guys UCLA is on right now the most for 2015.

POINT GUARDS

Aaron Holiday, 6-0, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall. #31. Offered. Holiday is a very good athlete who can really score, who will more than likely end up a point guard in college. He'll have to made some advancements to be able to do that, but his body and athleticism give him some tremendous upside. Of course, he's the younger brother of Jrue Holiday, and his older sister plays at UCLA.

Jalen Brunson, 5-10, Des Plaines (Ill.) Stevenson School. #32. UCLA has been in contact and Brunson lists the Bruins.

Sedrick Barefield, 6-2, Corona (Calif.) Centennial. A big-bodied point guard prospect, Barefield was seen by UCLA quite a bit during July. UCLA assistant David Grace is close with Barefield's AAU program, the Compton Magic.

WINGS

Tyler Dorsey, 6-3 SG, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. #8. Offered. Dorsey has continued to get better, with his shot having improved from the outside and midrange. He is physical and quick, and can take most defenders off the dribble. UCLA prioritized him this July, but he'll get serious attention from around the country. Duke just offered him. It will be a big test for the new UCLA staff, whether they can keep a top-10 national prospect home.

Malik Newman, 6-3 SG, Jackson (Miss.) Callaway. #2. Offered. He's a physical, athletic, talented prospect who could be a one-and-done. UCLA offered him, while all of the elite programs in the country are on him.

King McClure, 6-3 SG, Dallas (Tex.) Triple A Academy. #28. McClure is a talented two guard who can really fill it up. He played in just the Peach Jam this summer, but that was enough to get some elite attention. Kansas is on him hard, and he has said he knows he'll visit KU and Arkansas. In-state Texas has him as a priority. UCLA is on the verge of offering him.

Jalen Coleman, 6-4, La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere. Offered. One of the best shooting guards in the nation for 2015, UCLA assistant Ed Schilling is close to him, and UCLA has offered, along with Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Arizona and others. Louisville is also on him pretty hard, and he's originally from Louisville.

Cameron Walker, 6-6 SF, Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti. A big wing who can get hot from the outside, Walker already has offers from California, Florida, San Diego State, USC and more. UCLA watched him many times in July, with him playing for Compton Magic. We feel UCLA will have Walker as a guy they're strongly considering in this class.

Rex Pflueger, 6-4 SG, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. A bouncy guard who has a good stroke, Pflueger got many programs to take notice of him in July. His older brother is a walk-on at USC, and the Trojans have offered, along with Boston College, Notre Dame, San Diego State and others. He played on Compton Magic and UCLA coaches watched many of his games.

BIGS

Stephen Zimmerman, 6-11 C/PF, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. #1. Offered. While many observers might think Zimmerman didn't perform really well in July, we know he's still a highly elite prospect. There just aren't too many prospects that come along with his height and body, combined with his athleticism and skills. His family has UCLA ties, but the Bruins will be in a battle with Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas and others. A UCLA coach attended just about every one of his games in July. So much will probably depend on how UCLA looks in Steve Alford's first season at UCLA in 2013-2014. He has a very good chance to be one-and-done.

Ivan Rabb, 6-9 PF, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd. #3. Offered. A superior athlete, Rabb's skills continue to develop, and with just some average development he's definitely a candidate to jump early to the NBA. Arizona will be tough to beat here, since they have a kind of pipeline to his AAU program, the Oakland Soldiers. Louisville, North Carolina, Kansas and local Cal will also be big competitors for him. Duke is in the mix. He's a priority for UCLA. He just told us he wants to take an unofficial visit to UCLA soon.

Diamond Stone, 6-10 C, Milwaukee (Wisc.) Dominican. #6. Offered. A big, physical prospect that has mentioned UCLA a few times, and has said he'd liked to visit. Schools like Indiana, Georgetown, Arizona, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Connecticut are on him.

Carlton Bragg, 6-8 PF, Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela – St. Joseph. #12. Offered. Bragg is an athletic big with skills, who removed all doubt in July he was an elite guy. UCLA is in on him early, as he took an unofficial visit to UCLA's campus when he was in L.A. for the Pangos Camp in early June. Also recruiting him hard are Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and others.

Bennie Boatwright, 6-8 PF, Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany. #51. Offered. Boatwright can get hot from the outside, and has garnered a few early elite high-major offers, from UCLA, Arizona, Florida, Gonzaga, Cal, USC and Washington.

Chance Comanche, 6-11 C, Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park. #25. A long and young-looking post prospect who has tremendous upside, Comanche had coaches from the west following him this summer, and UCLA coaches caught some of his games. He has said USC, Georgetown, Arizona and Oregon are recruiting him the hardest as of right now.

Chase Jeter, 6-8 C, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. #29. Offered. A great-looking prospect, with good mobility for his size and a nice developing skill set. UCLA coaches caught his games in July, and have offered, while so has Arizona, USC, UNLV, and ASU, among others.


2016

M.J. Cage, 6-7 post, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Offered. After showing a good motor and effectiveness in a few games in front of UCLA coaches, the Bruins offered the son of ex-NBAer Michael Cage.

T.J. Leaf, 6-8 PF, El Cajon (Calif.) Foothills Christian. Offered. The talented power forward prospect showed good athleticism and skills. UCLA offered him in July. He is originally from Indiana, which could help UCLA.

Lonzo Ball, 6-3 CG, Chino Hills (Calif.). Offered. The vastly talented guard had a good July and improved his stock nationally.

Eron Gordon, 6-2 SG, Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central. UCLA assistant Schilling has a connection to Gordon and his family, so UCLA has an "in." Schilling watched him in July.

Leland Green, 6-2 CG, Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union. A very athletic guard who can defend just about anyone, he has a very high upside.

Jayce Johnson, 6-9 C, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Has good size, and showed good athleticism and developing skills in July.

Trevor Stanback, 6-9, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade. Really took a step forward in his play in July, showing assertiveness, skills and flashes of big-time athleticism.

Vance Jackson, 6-6 SF, Pasadena (Calif.) La Salle. UCLA saw many of his games since he plays for Belmont Shore, which features Tyler Dorsey. He has a nice outside shot and a good feel.


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