Update on Love and Stanback

The two high school seniors committed to UCLA -- 6-9 Kevin Love from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High and 6-7 Chace Stanback from Los Angeles Fairfax -- are both having fantastic senior seasons to date, with Love chasing a scoring record, and Stanback being one of the dominant players in Los Angeles...

Kevin Love, the 6-9 post player committed to UCLA from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High, is having a great senior season.

As of Thursday, Love was averaging 32.8 points and 17.8 rebounds per game, along with 3 blocks, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals.

He's shooting 63% from the field, 40% from three and 84% from the foul line.

He is also on his way to setting the 4-A Class state scoring record, held by Salim Stoudamire. Love had to average 29 points a game in his senior year to do it, and he's ahead of that pace so far.

Love's season high is 41 points.

His team was ranked #1 in the state, before losing to Kyle Singler and South Medford in the Les Schwab Invitational December 27th, 71-63. Love and Lake Oswego beat Singler and South Medford in the 4-A state final last season. Lake Oswego

Chace Stanback, the 6-7 forward committed to UCLA from Los Angeles Fairfax, is also having a stellar senior season.

"He's really coming into his own," said Harvey Kitani, Fairfax's head coach. "He always knew how to play, but now he's really getting it and asserting himself. The last couple of weeks he's been phenomenal."

Stanback is averaging 25.5 points per game and 12.5 rebounds while shooting 45% from three. His one-game high so far is 35 points, and in the last nine games he's averaging 28.5 points per game.

He was named the MVP of the T-Mobile Invitational in Seattle for leading the Lions to the championship and has Fairfax ranked #4 in the L.A. Times poll of Southland teams, and 20th in the nation in the USA Today High School poll. So far this season, Stanback and Fairfax have beaten USA Today's #10-ranked team, Westchester, and #12, Mobile (Ala.) LeFlore.

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