Singler and Love On Unofficial Visit

It was a great afternoon for Kevin Love and Kyle Singler to come visiting. Watching as UCLA whacked Arizona, the two top-ten national prospects took it all in, and said they appreciated the attention...

Kevin Love, the 6-9 junior center from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High, and Kyle Singler, the 6-8 junior forward from Medford (Ore.) South Medford, were in Pauley Pavilion to watch UCLA beat Arizona today, 84-73.

Love and Singler, of course, are the #3- and #6-ranked prospects in the national class of 2007.

After both played their high school games Friday night, they said they flew in Saturday morning, having to leave their house at about 5:00 a.m., and then arrived at about 9:00 a.m. in Los Angeles.

Singler said that the weather wasn't bad in Oregon when he left, "But it wasn't like anything here," he said.

Love said they walked around the campus a bit and were enjoying the atmosphere of game day, especially inside Pauley Pavilion. "This is great," Love said, gesturing up to the UCLA students who had "L-O-V-E" and "K-Y-L-E" painted on their chests (which, in fact, were a number of BROs). "Those guys are fantastic."

Love and Singler were shown pretty constant attention. Friends of the Love family came by their seats to say hello. Assistant Kerry Keating also talked to them before the game. A number of UCLA co-eds surrounded them, each with t-shirts that read "We're Singler and We Need Some Love."

At the end of its usual individual cheer for each player before the game, the student section added a "Kyle Singler" and "Kevin Love" chant. Also added to the traditional, pre-game Frisbee cheer was "Is this Kyle Singler?" and "Is this Kevin Love?" At halftime, the four sides of Pauley chanted "Come To Our School."

The two recruits said the plan was to spend more time with the coaching staff Saturday afternoon and then with the UCLA players Saturday evening. Singler said their plane leaves Sunday morning at about 10:00.


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