INSIDE THE UCLA BRUINS' CLASS
Just how good is this 2014 class at UCLA? Of the 14 prospects from California in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, Close has landed four of them. And she's got a lone star from Texas to boot.
Take your pick of headliners, but we'll start with Jordin Canada, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Los Angeles and the No. 4 prospect in the nation. As a senior at Windward, Canada averaged 17.2 points and 6.9 assists and led her team to a No. 5 ranking in the final espnW 25 Power Rankings of the season . She was named a McDonald's All American.
She is joined by fellow Californians Lajahna Drummer, a 6-2 forward, the No. 8 prospect in the country and another McDonald's All American; Kelli Hayes, a 6-1 wing ranked 26th; and Monique Billings, a 6-2 forward ranked 38th.
Rounding out the class is Recee' Caldwell, a 5-8 point guard and the No. 19 prospect in the nation. Caldwell is a Southern California native who moved to San Antonio when she was in fifth grade and was home-schooled this past season. She also was a McDonald's All American.
"I'm really confident in this class," Hayes said. "We all come from winning programs, and we want to create our legacies at UCLA."