This past weekend Coach Ben Howland’s UCLA Bruins received a commitment from one of the premier shooters in the western United States. With this addition the Bruins how have four top players in their early recruiting class.
UCLA strengthened their already impressive fall recruiting with the commitment on Saturday evening by 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard/forward Michael Roll, Aliso Niguel, Calif., Aliso Viejo High School.
Reportedly, Roll had earlier committed to UC-Santa Barbara, but, changed his mind, and told Coach Howland and his staff that he will sign with The Bruins. Roll visited the UCLA campus in Westwood this past weekend.
As a junior, Roll averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists playing for Coach Keith Barnett at Aliso Viejo High School. This past summer he was impressive at the adidas Superstar Camp in Suwanee, GA.
Roll is a very good long-range shooter, either spotting up, or coming off screens. California based prep expert, Frank Burlison, rates him one of the best perimeter shooters in the West.
In addition to UC-Santa Barbara, and UCLA, Roll also officially visited New Mexico.
He will definitely give The Bruins another deep shooting threat, and great depth at the wing position. Roll is expected to sign with UCLA during the November 10-17 early signing period, along with three other nationally acclaimed prospects: 6-1 point guard Darren Collison, Etiwanda, Calif., Etiwanda High School; Canadian standout, 6-9 center/forward Ryan Wright, Mississauga, Ontario, Loyola Catholic School; and Cameroon native, 6-7 wing forward Luc Mbahamoute, Monteverde, Fla., Academy.
Another Cameroon resident, 6-9, 240-pound, center Alfred Aboya, Tilton, NH, The Tilton School, is expected to sign with either UCLA or Georgetown.
The Bruins appear to be on the verge of having another national Top 20 recruiting class.