UCLA Men's Basketball Lands Top Recruit Kevin Love
“UCLA just feels right,” Love said. “It’s hard to explain, but I just know, 100 percent, UCLA is the place I want to be. When it came down to it, the things that really matter to me — having my family close, having a great tradition and stuff like that — are all there. I had to pick UCLA.”
Love’s decision will not become official until November, during the NCAA early-signing period, but he said he has no intention of changing his mind. When he signs, the Bruins will land a first-team Parade magazine all-American, a two-time reigning Oregon Class 4A player of the year and a consensus top-five player among the Class of 2007.
Many recruiting experts believe Love — who averaged 29.0 points and nearly 17 rebounds for Lake Oswego as a junior last season, when he led the Lakers to their first state title — is the No. 1 prospect in his class.