Sunday, July 08, 2007

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (7/9)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Jrue Holiday of Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood verbally committed to the UCLA basketball program today.Holiday, a 6'3 180 lb guard, averaged 23.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 6.4
assists, and 4.2 steals a game in leading his team to the state
Division IV championship last season. He also shot 57% from the field
and 42% from three point distance. Bruin Basketball Report 7/2

Jrue Holiday's high school coach at Campbell Hall, Terry Kelly, thinks the Bruins are in great shape.
"I just got off the phone with one of their assistant coaches. We were talking about their classes in the last two years, and what they have coming in is just unbelievable. It looks like a class that can pick up all of the pieces and really have a great couple of years," Kelly said.
"You mix in Kevin Love and those amazing outlet passes and that is special. Jrue is going to get out and run the floor. I love Jerime Anderson. Drew Gordon is another greyhound. And Malcolm Lee has a chance to be an absolute star. Jrue has done a great job of surrounding himself with great players. I think they have a National Championship type of class."
Credit that to the underappreciated work of Howland and his staff. USA Today 7/5

RBK U: Malcolm Lee is a tremendously gifted and natural scorer. Scouts love his still-developing 6-foot-4 frame, along with his ability to create in traffic and kick-start a fast break. Lee chose UCLA over the likes of Arizona, Arizona State and California.  The Bulletin 7/6

It's tough to satisfy fans sometimes. You are right Rico, the Bruins haven't brought in a 7-footer recently. However, Howland has brought in pretty much everything else. Next year he will have a post player who might not be 7 feet tall, but Kevin Love was the top center in the 2007 class. Rivals 7/6

Adidas Takes Five: Jerime Anderson- The UCLA bound point guard had his A game going against the Atlanta Celtics. He was explosive to the rim on the fast break and shot the ball well from behind the arc. Gator Bait 7/6

Jrue Holiday is 6-3, 180 pounds, and on the floor he looks as smooth and
agile as his dimensions suggest. But he plays with the tenacity of a
260-pound defensive end. When he is knocked to the floor, which happens
now and then in basketball, he jumps to his feet as if to show everyone
involved he didn't feel a thing. Sporting News 7/7


Point Guard (3 in Top 50) –  We think the position is going to eventually show its depth and we’re being patient as a host of players mature physically. Elijah Johnson has the most talent of the bunch and he’s transitioning to the position. Peyton Siva defies the odds with his size and Mfon Udofia is on the rise. Lookout For: Jared Cunningham. If his body develops sky is the limit. Scout 7/2

The University of Miami finished last in the ACC
men's basketball standings last season, but the Hurricanes received a
big boost for the future Thursday when one of the nation's top post
players said he would come to Coral Gables in 2008. Los Angeles Price High's Tyreese Breshers, a 6-foot-7 power forward
ranked among the nation's top 100 players by and Palm Beach Post 7/5

Only a freshman, Jeremy Tyler already boasts a body and athleticism superior to many of the power forwards drafted in this past week’s NBA Draft. He is ridiculously long and athletic, seen doing windmill dunks from 12 feet away from the basket and completely making his presence felt on the defensive end throughout the game against players two years his elder. The California big man is not overly skilled at the moment, but he has three years before he will even be enrolling in college and four before he is even eligible to consider the NBA. James is surely a name that fans should keep in mind though, as he is currently the top post prospect that the class of 2010 has to offer. Draft Express 7/7

(photo credit: LA Times)



At Jul 8, 2007, 6:06:00 PM, Anonymous clyde said...

That's it for the 2008 class, correct? Next up ... Renardo Sidney and the Wear twins for 2009, right?

At Jul 9, 2007, 6:21:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

2nd article down - USA today is niiiice!


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