Five-star, Halftime Sports Alumni, 2017 guard Jaylen Hands committed to UCLA , announcing his intentions via Twitter and giving the Bruins a highly-rated West Coast point guard for the third straight recruiting class.
The commitment of Hands, rated No. 23 overall in his class by Rivals.com out of Balboa City School in San Diego, means UCLA has landed the top-ranked California floor general three years running, along with 2016 five-star Bruins commit Lonzo Ball and 2015 commit Aaron Holiday.
Hands chose the Bruins over essentially the entire Pac-12: Arizona, Stanford, California, USC and others. UCLA’s continued emphasis on in-state talent continues to pay dividends under head coach Steve Alford.
“Me and my family felt the most comfortable with UCLA and their staff as a whole.” “The education, the spotlight, the lineage of point guards being sent to the league and being so close to home is something we couldn’t pass up.”