Friday, 17 November 2017 00:48

UCLA Signs Three Standouts

UCLA BASKETBALL SIGNS THREE STANDOUTS TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

Bernard, Nwuba and Singleton sign to play basketball at UCLA in 2018-19

 

Alford S 355LOS ANGELES– The UCLA men’s basketball program received signed National Letters of Intent from high school seniors Jules Bernard, Kenneth Nwuba and David Singleton during the early signing period, it was announced today by head coach Steve Alford.

 

Bernard, Nwuba, and Singleton will enroll at UCLA in 2018 and begin their freshman seasons in Westwood during the 2018-19 academic year. All three student-athletes are currently high school seniors – Bernard at Windward School (Los Angeles), Singleton at Bishop Montgomery High School (Torrance, Calif.) and Nwuba at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

 

“We’re very excited to add these three young men to our program,” Alford said. “With Jules and David, you’re talking about a pair of talented guards from the Los Angeles area who have had successful high school careers. David helped lead Bishop Montgomery to the CIF state title last year, which is an extremely impressive feat here in California. Being able to add Kenneth to our team’s frontcourt is tremendous. He’s a player with great athletic ability, size, and strength. These three players provide a great start for our 2018 recruiting class.”

 

Bernard has been ranked No. 44, nationally, in his high school class by Rivals.com. The 6-foot-6 guard from Los Angeles has also been tabbed the No. 47 player in the country by ESPN.com and No. 52 by Scout.com. As a junior last season at Windward, he averaged 25.3 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. Bernard secured All-CIF Southern Section Division 2AA honors last season and captured first-team Division 3 acclaim from MaxPreps.com.

 

Singleton has been ranked No. 60, nationally, in his high school class by Scout.com. He has also been ranked No. 66 by ESPN.com and No. 92 by Rivals.com. A 6-foot-4 guard from Los Angeles, Singleton registered 16.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season as a junior. He helped his high school program win the 2017 CIF State Championship in the Open Division final. In addition, Singleton secured Los Angeles Times All-Area Team honors and was selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Open Division Team.

 

Nwuba, a 6-foot-10 center who is originally from Lagos, Nigeria, spent last season at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and is currently a senior at Huntington Prep. As a junior in 2016-17, Nwuba averaged seven points, eight rebounds and nearly four blocks per game.

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