Update on 2010 Hoops Recruiting

UCLA is still looking for prospects to fill out its 2010 recruiting class, looking into many prospects across the country like C.J. Leslie, while still trying with Ray McCallum and Terrence Jones...

UCLA currently has two scholarships to give to the 2010 class, and could have more if any players currently on the roster transfer.

So, in other words, UCLA has spaces available, and the coaching staff has been very active in scouting and recruiting any remaining options for the class.

The Bruins would like to add at least one more guard, and then take the best athlete available.

They currently have commitments from Josh Smith, Tyler Lamb and Lazeric Jones.

UCLA is still recruiting Ray McCallum, the 6-1 point guard from Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day. At this point it's completely unknown what McCallum will do, with his options remaining as UCLA, Arizona, Florida and Detroit, where his father is the head coach. McCallum was recently named a McDonald's All-American.

Terrence Jones, the 6-7 forward from Portland (Ore.) Jefferson, has UCLA, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Washington and Oregon still on his list. There are reports that he could struggle to qualify academically, but other reliable sources indicate he's fine academically. Jones was also named to the McDonald's All-American team.

Trey Zeigler, the 6-3 shooting guard from Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) High, is also still a possibility. Besides UCLA, he's still considering Michigan, Michigan State, Duke and Central Michigan, where his father coaches.

UCLA has recently tried to get involved with C.J. Leslie, the 6-8 forward from Raleigh (North Carolina) Word of God Christian. Leslie is the third highest ranked unsigned senior in the nation, and is a big-time prospect, but it's believed UCLA is on the outside looking in, with Kentucky probably leading for him.

Kadeem Jack is one of the fastest rising seniors in the nation, with the 6-8 forward from New York (New York) Rice getting plenty of recent attention from some big-named programs. Jack just took an official visit to Arizona, and said recently that UCLA is a school he's starting to consider seriously. We'e heard that UCLA could get an official visit from him. Connecticut and Florida are also on him.

Moses Abraham, the 6-9 forward/center from Temple Hills (Maryland) Progressive Christian Academy, has seen his recruitment pick up quickly. He has a scheduled visit to Arizona State, and expects to visit Tennessee, while many others are showing interest. A UCLA coach recently went to Maryland to see Abraham, and it's thought that the Bruins have a decent shot to get an official visit from him.

Will Yeguette, the 6-7 forward from Cameroon via France who is playing his high school ball Melbourne (Fla.) Florida Air Academy, is another possibility. Indiana, Oklahoma and others are pursuing the big-rebounding athlete. UCLA hopes that its Cameroon connection could help, and might be in a position to get an official visit.

Terrance Ross, the 6-5 wing has returned to Portland (Ore.) Jefferson from Montrose (Maryland) Christian, for unknown reasons in mid-season. It's known that Ross, who is a big-time prospexte, could have problems qualifying academically. He was once verbally committed to Maryland, but is now also looking at Kentucky, Kansas and Duke. UCLA is looking into whether he'd get past UCLA admissions, but it's believed his academics are pretty shaky.

Deonte Burton, the 6-1 shooting guard from Compton (Calif.) Centennial, is still a real possibility for the Bruins. UCLA coaches have been out to see him about 8 times in his senior season but haven't offered him a scholarship yet. The good money is on UCLA offering him.

Jon Loyd, the 5-9 point guard from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, is potentially another option. UCLA coaches have seen him play this season, and his quickness and toughness are intriguing. Mid-majors are on him pretty strongly at this point, but it's thought he could play at the high-major level.


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