Evan Burns, the highly skilled 6-7, 211 pound small forward from Fairfax H.S. in Los Angeles, CA, verbally committed to UCLA in September but did not sign with the PAC-10 school during the fall 2001 signing period. Burns did sign a National Letter of Intent last week.
But there's more news for the Bruins who will be getting some additional help for the 2002-03 season.
Michael Fey, the 6-11, 245 pound center from Capital H.S. in Olympia, WA, signed with UCLA last season but did not qualify. Fey has signed with Bruins again for the upcoming season.
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Additionally, UCLA will be getting some inside help when the gridiron season ends. Rivals100.com's top-ranked tight end, Marcedes Lewis will be playing both football and basketball next season according to UCLA head coach Steve Lavin. The 6-6, 240-pound power forward averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds for Long Beach, CA Poly H.S. as a senior this past season.
And Jon Crispin, the 6-0, 195 pound junior point guard who transferred from Penn State this past school year will be joining Levin's 2002-03 squad after sitting out the required year under the NCAA's transfer rules.