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Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:23 pm
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By Jeff Borzello

With only one day remaining until Kyle Anderson announces his future destination, neither he nor his camp are tipping their hand.

However, multiple sources tell CBSSports.com that one school has emerged as the leader heading into the final hours: UCLA.

Despite the distance from Anderson's home, the Bruins have been considered one of the favorites for much of his recruitment. Sources say that Anderson, a 6-foot-9 point guard/power forward hybrid from St. Anthony (N.J.), likes UCLA's reputation for producing pros and developing point guards. Anderson is ranked No. 4 in CBSSports.com's Top 100.

Anderson trimmed his list to five before the summer, with UCLA, Seton Hall, Florida, St. John's and Georgetown all believing they have a good shot at landing the talented New Jersey native. Anderson, who has played it close to the vest, hosted multiple in-home visits and went on five official visits.

CBSSports.com reported last week that St. John's fell way behind in the pecking order, while Georgetown has been considered the long shot for awhile. Florida attempted to make up ground in the last week with an in-home visit and official visit, but the Gators seem to be in third right now.

The only hold-up right now is Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard's in-home visit with Anderson and his family Monday night. Willard will get the last chance to sway Anderson, and his pitch could be enough to change Anderson's mind.

For now, though, it seems the Bruins are in the driver's seat heading into the final stretch.

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Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

Are you kidding me! St. John's vs. UCLA. I am not even a UCLA guy and that's a no brainer. Howland vs. Lavin??? Come on now, UCLA is a proven program (3 final 4's in the last 5 years), a guy like Anderson or Muhammad and UCLA will likely take it in the next couple years. 



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

Go SC!



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

Eproducer,
Perhaps you can be more efficient in the future and flail your weak jabs at UCLA in only one post. 

Cheers!



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

And let's not forget the "awesome power" of the PAC 12! (A-hem!)   No matter the reasons why Kyle Anderson may have selected UCLA, playing in the PAC 12 is like me playing at my local gym: nobody knows and nobody cares.  It’s a weak conference, with a fraction of the exposure that he would have received on the east coast; and Ben Howland’s style of play will only inhibit Anderson’s potential.



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

UCLA is living in the past.  They've had one national championship since Wooden left.  "Storied" -- as in made up -- is certainly a good word to use to describe them.  They're fans are also the most pompous asses in the universe.  They've got to earn championships.  Their reputation has been used ad nauseam.  They suck.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Sources: Kyle Anderson leaning to UCLA

This will be the best decision this young man can possibly make.  UCLA will do more for him than he can do for UCLA.  No other school on his list can make that claim.  Time to join the most storied program in college basketball history.


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