UCLA Adds Center Anthony Stover To 2009 Class
By Bruin Basketball Report
High school center Anthony Stover has verbally committed to Head Coach Ben Howland and the UCLA program.
The lanky 6'10 210 lb senior recently transferred from Renaissance Academy in La Canada to Windward High in Los Angeles.
Stover joins a burgeoning UCLA 2009 recruit class that already includes forwards Brendan Lane, Reeves Nelson, and Tyler Honeycutt.
Talented but still very raw, Stover has a significant high upside. He needs to add weight to his thin frame but he moves extremely well for his size and is a great shot blocker.
As a junior, Stover averaged 10.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and a whopping 7.4 blocks per game for Renaissance Academy.
Stover's father, Craig, said his son chose UCLA over other schools due to the proximity of the campus to home and potential for playing time. He had also considered Arizona, ASU, USC, Washington, and Connecticut.
The post player is ranked No. 134 in his class by Rivals, however, he is listed considerably higher by Scout at No.70.
Along with his senior classmates, players can not sign binding national letters of intent until later this November.
UCLA is still looking to add another guard to its 2009 recruit class. Moreno Valley's five-star guard Michael Snaer is visiting UCLA this weekend. Stay tuned.
(photo credit: LA Times)
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