Lorenzo Mata Commits to UCLA

Post player <b>Lorenzo Mata</b> from South Gate had a big summer and became a top 100 national prospect, drawing interest from a number of high profile programs. In the end, he decided to opt for his hometown favorite...

Lorenzo Mata, 6-9 SR PF/C, South Gate (Calif.) High, has committed to UCLA, acording to sources.

Mata also received interest from Arizona, New Mexico, Washington and Oregon, among others.

Mata is the third commitment for Ben Howland's Bruins, joining Arron Afflalo and Jordan Farmar. He was ranked #2 in the recently released West Coast rankings from The Insiders.

It's well known that UCLA was Mata's childhood favorite. It was a matter of whether he would academically qualify, but he reportedly has done some very good academic work in the spring and summer and is now a good bet to qualify academically.

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