Legion Opens Up Recruitment

Scout.com's No. 11 junior is making all kinds of news. Alex Legion, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, is changing high schools and is once again a recruitable wing athlete. How much could UCLA be involved?

There are a few changes to report in regards to former Detroit (Mich.) Country Day swingman Alex Legion. Scout.com's No. 11 prospect in the Class of 2007 and second-ranked shooting guard overall is transferring.

Legion confirmed the news to Scout.com Wednesday evening but that wasn't the most significant piece of information he relayed. The first Michigan commitment from the junior class is putting himself back on the market.

"We decided to open it up," Legion said. "I'm going to Oak Hill and I'm starting (the recruiting) over so we opened it up.

"Coach Amaker seemed to understand."

The de-commitment from a player who scored 21.8 points last season is a tough pill to swallow and not the first time the UM program has seen a talented recruit withdraw his commitment. Al Horford and Joe Crawford were both at one time Michigan pledges.

Legion told Scout.com that he will continue considering the Wolverines but hasn't even begun to think about alternatives. "As of right now, no. We've been committed to Michigan all through the winter so we hadn't had a chance to look at anyone."

The first time around, in addition to Michigan, Legion took strong looks at UCLA, Connecticut and Kansas.

Editor's Note: From what we've heard from sources, UCLA has a very good chance with Legion.

A source close to the situation said the Bruins are in great shape with Legion. When asked who the contenders might be, he said, "UCLA. UCLA. UCLA."

Keep in mind this is only one source, but he loves UCLA's chances with Legion.

We only saw Legion briefly last spring, but he looked like a very impressive prospect -- a big time athlete and finisher with a jumpshot. He'd be a huge get for UCLA, and would be immediate dividends from UCLA's NCAA Tournament run.


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