Dalante Dunklin has committed to UC Santa Barbara.

Dunklin was also considering Cal Poly, Denver, Portland State and San Diego.

"The coaching staff is amazing and I was able to build a great bond with each of them," he said. "Along with that, the players were all great people."

Dunklin is a point guard of the class of 2012 out of Francis Parker.

"The program is making strides," he said. "I, along with the freshman, feel we can be the Butler or VCU of the West."