Top recruit Kris Wilkes commits to UCLA

Kris Wilkes, the top recruit in the state of Indiana and No. 14 on the ESPN 100, announced his commitment to No. 16 UCLA on Nov. 13.

On Oct. 7, Wilkes announced that the Bruins were in his final three, along with Indiana and Illinois. The 6-foot-8 small forward joins a recruiting class that was already No. 4 in the nation before his commitment. He’s Steve Alford’s first five-star commit in the class and his addition gives the Bruins the top-ranked recruiting class on Scout.com.

Alford now has four ESPN 100 recruits committed for 2017. Wilkes now headlines a class that also includes point guard Jaylen Hands, power forward Cody Riley and center Jalen Hill who are ranked 31st, 45th and 50th respectively. Alford has now brought in a five-star recruit the past two seasons, after recruiting current freshman point guard Lonzo Ball and power forward T.J. Leaf last season.

The No. 4 small forward will now turn his focus back to his senior season at North Central High School in Indianapolis, where the team used some free time to join in on the #MannequinChallenge.

Lamar Johnson

Lamar Johnson

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Lamar is a contributor at TLB. He is also half of the @RobbieandLamar Show.He is in the Class of 2018 at the University of Maryland and a native of Prince George's County, MD. He bleeds Philadelphia Eagle Green and can be found on twitter @im_lamar
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Lamar is a contributor at TLB. He is also half of the @RobbieandLamar Show. He is in the Class of 2018 at the University of Maryland and a native of Prince George's County, MD. He bleeds Philadelphia Eagle Green and can be found on twitter @im_lamar