UCLA BASKETBALL SIGNS TWO STANDOUTS TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men's basketball program has received signed National Letters of Intent from high school seniors Kevon Looney and Gyorgy Goloman during the early signing period, it was announced today by head coach Steve Alford.
Looney and Goloman will enroll at UCLA in the fall of 2014 and begin their freshman seasons in 2014-15.
"Kevon is one of the best players in the country in this class," Alford said. "He is extremely skilled and versatile. Most importantly, he's a winner. With Gyorgy, we love his ability to run the floor. He is one of the best passing big men we have seen in years. This is a tremendous start to the 2014 class, and we are excited to add these two great individuals to the Bruin family."
Looney is ranked the No. 11 player in his class, nationally, by ESPN.com. The 6-foot-9 forward from Hamilton High School averaged 26.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game as a junior in 2012-13. He was invited to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Developmental National Team Mini-Camp.
Goloman entered his first year at The Sagemont School in Westmont, Fla., this fall after having moved to the United States from Hungary. He averaged 15.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game competing for Hungary at the 2013 European U18 Championships.
Alford will be available to the media at 2 p.m. today in the media room of Pauley Pavilion.
Milwaukee, Wis. (Hamilton HS)
F – 6-9, 200
Ranked the No. 11 player in the country by ESPN.com … also listed No. 13, nationally, by Rivals.com and No. 14 by Scout.com … averaged 26.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.0 blocks and 3.1 assists per game at Hamilton High School (Milwaukee, Wis.) … shot 70 percent from the field as a junior, including 32 percent from three-point territory … led Hamilton to a runner-up finish for the city championship … listed as the No. 3 power forward, No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin and No. 5 player in the Midwest by ESPN.com … rated the No. 2 power forward in the nation by Scout.com … was named Player of the Year in the Milwaukee City Conference as a sophomore (2011-12) and earned first-team all-league acclaim as a junior (2012-13) … spent his first three seasons on the varsity squad at Hamilton High School under head coach Tom Diener … invited to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Developmental National Team Mini-Camp … was one of five players listed to the All-USA Today Boys Basketball Team in 2012-13 … competed for the Milwaukee Running Rebels AAU team … is the youngest of Doug and Victoria Looney's three children.
Szombathely, Hungary (The Sagemont School [FL])
F – 6-10, 210
Enters his first season at The Sagemont School (Westmont, Fla.) in 2013-14 … hails from Szombathely, Hungary, where he served as captain of the Hungarian U18 Team … competed for Hungary at the 2013 European U18 Championships, averaging 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game (32.4 minutes per game in eight contests).