Highly ranked high school basketball Kyle Anderson selected UCLA over a slew of other high profile suitors on Monday night.
Anderson, ranked No. 4 in the nation by Scout.com, selected the Bruins over Seton Hall, Georgetown, St. John's, and Florida.
The 6-foot-8 point forward had an in-home visit with Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard on Monday night, but ultimately couldn't pass up the chance to play for UCLA coach Ben Howland.
The biggest thing that stood out is the tradition of UCLA and its track record for putting guards in the NBA, Anderson told Scout.com.
Anderson, who plays for legendary coach Bob Hurley at St. Anthony's, is known for his impressive court vision and ball handling skills that leads some to think he will start right away for UCLA.
Anderson has long said that he would commit to a college on Sept. 20, his 18th birthday, and announced his decision a few hours early on Twitter. Anderson visited SEC basketball power Florida for an official visit this past weekend - leading some to speculate Billy Donovan's team could have an edge - but ultimately most believe Florida finished a distant third to UCLA and Seton Hall.
Anderson joins Jordan Adams and Dominic Artis in UCLA's 2012 basketball class.
I will fit in well, Anderson said. We will have three or four upper class bigs that will probably be pros and right now we have Jordan Adams and Dom Artis, both of which can score and Dom is a very good point guard too. When I get on the floor I will have a lot of weapons to make passes to.