Jones Verbally Commits to UCLA

UCLA gets some help in the backcourt for next season as Lazeric Jones, who many believe is the best junior college point guard in the country, verbally committed to the Bruins...

Lazeric Jones, the 6-1 point guard from Carterville (Ill.) Logan Junior College, has verbally committed to UCLA.

"I just felt comfortable with the coaching staff," Jones said. "I really liked the coaching staff and most of the players are around my age and year, so with the talent they have I think they will be really good these next few years." Jones visited UCLA officially last week and was tempted to verbally commit on his visit.

Right after the visit he said he wanted to go home and speak with his parents about it.

"My parents were really comfortable with UCLA," he said. "It's one of the best schools academically." Jones had an official visit planned for Wisconsin today, but he had indicated before he verbally committed that he wouldn't take the visit.

Arizona, Oklahoma and Tennessee were also showing interest.

Jones, who is considered by many sources as the #1 junior college point guard in the country, reiterated the level of coaching at UCLA was a big factor in his decision. He said, "I can see them helping mature my game and taking it to the next level."

He'll have two years to play two, and he sees the possibility to play immediately. "I think I will be able to come in and be a big part of the team and really contribute early with hard work."

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