Malcolm Lee and UCLA

There have been many Internet reports, rumors and speculation about developments in the recruitment of 6-4 junior guard Malcolm Lee from Riverside (Calif.) North, the #33-ranked player in the country by Scout.com. Here's the latest...

Malcolm Lee, the 6-4 junior guard from Riverside (Calif.) North, has visited UCLA's campus twice in the last two weeks, according to sources.

Lee visited UCLA with his parents the first week of October, and then again this last Sunday, to watch a UCLA practice.

UCLA has offered Lee a scholarship.

It's been reported that Lee had verbally committed to UCLA, but that isn't true, according to sources close to the Lees.

It's been speculated on the Internet that Lee could be committing to UCLA soon, however.

UCLA does have a commitment from a player in the 2008 class already -- Jerime Anderson, the 6-1 point guard from Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon. They are also heavily recruiting Jrue Holiday, the 6-2 shooting guard from North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall. It's believed that a commitment from Lee wouldn't impact UCLA's recruitment of either Anderson or Holiday.

With Anderson's commitment, UCLA only has one more scholarship to give to the class of 2008. But there is some confidence in the program that the Bruins will have more scholarships open up for the 2008 class. There is a possibility that Kevin Love, the 6-9 center from the 2007 class committed to UCLA, could only spend one season in Westwood. It's also thought that any among Josh Shipp, Luc Mbah a Moute, Darren Collison or Nikola Dragovic someone could leave the program early. Ultimately, It's expected that UCLA will have three or four scholarships to give to the 2008 class, and it's believed that UCLA would be satisfied with three guards.


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