"I just talked to (Head) Coach (Ben) Howland and committed to him," Westbrook said. "I felt it was the right decision for me."
Westbrook chose UCLA over two other finalists, ASU and San Diego. He had officially visited ASU, San Diego, Wake Forest, Creighton and Kent State, and UCLA had just offered him last Friday.
"UCLA had been recruiting me all year, though," Westbrook said. "I went to a few of their games and they were always in contact with me. I didn't know they were going to offer, but when they did, it was just right."
Why was it right? "The vibe of the school," said Westbrook. "The success they had this season was big. And I feel I can add to it and make it better. I'm the type of player that can bring whatever they want to the table, and I'm going to come in and work hard."