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Kris Wilkes Commits To UCLA

Nov 13, 2016 6:58 PM

Kris Wilkes has committed to UCLA for the incoming class of 2017.

Wilkes, a 6'7 small forward, is ranked No. 14 in his class by ESPN and picked the Bruins over Indiana and Illinois. 

"I felt the most comfortable when I went down and felt it was a great school," Wilkes told ESPN.

Wilkes joins a recruiting class that was ranked No. 4 in the country heading into the weekend. He's the fifth member of the group, following three ESPN 100 prospects -- point guard Jaylen Hands (No. 31), power forward Cody Riley (No. 45) and center Jalen Hill (No. 50) -- and three-star shooting guard LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of UCLA star freshman Lonzo.

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Russell Westbrook Gives Largest Contribution To UCLA By Former Basketball Player

Dec 14, 2015 11:51 AM

UCLA will name the floor of the Men's Basketball practice facility Russell Westbrook Court after his significant financial contribution.

The gift is the largest by a former basketball student-athlete in UCLA history.

"Russell isn’t merely a dominant force in the NBA, he’s a force to be reckoned with in the community as well,” said Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero. “While his Why Not? Foundation’s mission is to inspire the lives of children and teach them to never give up, the fact of the matter is, having witnessed firsthand and from afar his growth over the years, Russell himself is an inspiration. We could not be more proud of his leadership both on and off the court since he left Westwood, and I know the Bruin faithful will be excited to welcome him back home next month and thank him for this tremendous gift.”

Westbrook played two seasons at UCLA.

"I loved my time at UCLA and jumped at the opportunity to give back to the University that provided me with amazing opportunities and great memories,” said Westbrook. “I am truly honored to be part of the legacy that is Bruin basketball.”

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