The Bruins have joined Kansas, Kentucky, LSU and others within the race for the consensus four-star wing. With lots of the nation’s high packages already deep into their recruitment of a high small ahead, the Bruins have formally entered the race.
UCLA males’s basketball prolonged a scholarship supply to 2024 wing Amier Ali on Wednesday, the Montverde Academy (FL) prospect introduced on Twitter. The 6-foot-8 Ali has seen his recruitment explode over the previous few months, with the Bruins marking simply the most recent workforce to leap on board.
Ali did not have a single supply earlier than the primary analysis interval of the 12 months again in April, however he is grown his recruiting effectively past that within the months since. All in 5 days, Ali added presents from Texas Tech, Memphis, Kansas State, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and Wake Forest.
Kansas and Arizona State referred to as with presents just a few weeks later, adopted by Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Oregon in June.
Starring for the Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit, Ali has steadily climbed the ranks this spring and summer time due to his capacity as a scorer at three ranges.
ESPN, Rivals, On3 and 247Sports all have Ali pegged as a four-star recruit and top-35 participant within the nation. In the 247Sports Composite, Ali is available in because the No. 6 recruit in Florida, the No. 8 small ahead within the nation and the No. 30 participant in his complete class.
The lengthy wing obtained lots of reward at Pango’s All-American Camp in June, even placing up 30 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in one in every of the exhibition video games. A month later, Ali shined on the Nike Peach Jam, additional cementing himself as top-of-the-line small forwards within the nation.
Last 12 months, Ali participated within the Team USA Men’s U16 National Team Training Camp. Not lengthy after, Ali moved to Montverde, serving largely as a reserve for the eventual 2022 Geico Nationals match champions.
Ali’s household is from Somalia, however he was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Ohio and Texas.
UCLA continues to look outdoors of California for its 2024 recruiting class, with 11 of their 14 presents going to out-of-state prospects.
The 2023 recruiting class can be essential — with as many as eight scholarship spots opening up subsequent season — and the way it shakes out will possible decide how coach Mick Cronin and his employees method 2024 going ahead.