4-Star Basketball Recruit Allerik Freeman Commits to the UCLA Bruins

Jon HancockSenior Analyst ISeptember 9, 2012

Picture from ESPN.com
Picture from ESPN.com

Allerik Freeman, a talented shooting guard from Findlay Prep in Nevada, announced he has committed to UCLA via his twitter.

"I'm officially a UCLA Bruin," Freeman tweeted. "Thank you too all the people who supported me and especially my family! All love. Long way to go though."

Freeman made his announcement after his official visit to UCLA Saturday.

The 6'4" guard is ranked the 52nd best player by Rivals.com and the 14th best shooting guard in the 2013 freshman class by ESPN.com. He received offers from 13 different Division-I schools including Xavier, Duke, Kansas, Georgetown and Ohio State.

Scout.com said of Freeman:

Freeman made some impressive strides with his game from his sophomore summer to his junior summer. The 6-foot-4 combo guard prospect developed his body and is significantly stronger. A talented passer, Freeman is especially effective in transition where he can make plays for himself and others. By the end of the 2011 summer, Freeman had developed a legit jump shot and is a guy that can play both guard spots.

The talented shooting guard recently transferred to Findlay Prep for his senior season from Olympic High School in North Carolina. He averaged 17.6 points and 5.8 rebounds a game in his junior year at Olympic.

Bruin's head coach, Ben Howland, had one of his best recruiting classes since he has been at UCLA last year. Howland had three 5-star recruits that will be freshman this year and one 4-star.

Freeman joins 4-star point guard Zach LaVine on UCLA's commitment list. LaVine is a gifted scorer from Washington and is ranked the sixth best point guard in the 2013 class by Scout.com.