Newly appointed UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford has picked up a late commitment from Texas Tech transfer Wannah Bail. The 6-foot-9 power forward was an original member of the class of 2012, but things certainly have not panned out in Lubbock.
Bail reportedly was forced to leave Texas Tech due to academic issues, but then again he was just another name who left the school under former head coach Billy Gillispie. Who knows — either way, he has since been cleared by the NCAA and now his search for a new home has come to a close.
Bail is off the board and heading to the west coast to play for Alford and the Bruins:
— texasboysbasketball (@TXboysbasketbal) May 31, 2013
Bail originally had plans to visit a few other schools in addition to UCLA, but the Bruins locked him up before he could go anywhere else. The Texas-native had planned on visiting USC over the weekend and then heading east to Miami (FL) next week. Those trips will obviously no longer be on his schedule given his pledge to UCLA.
Bail has always been considered a decent prospect, but this past year has seemingly turned into a waste and raised some red flags — especially considering the link to his academic struggles. Regardless, he is hoping for a fresh start to his collegiate career now with the Bruins.
Bail was listed as the 115th best prospect byRivals.com, coming out of high school a year ago.
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