UCLA Basketball: Guard Matt Carlino Commits To Bruins

Former Indiana University basketball recruit Matt Carlino has committed to UCLA for the 2010 class.  The 6-2 guard will graduate a year early (he is in the class of 2011) and not return to Bloomington South High School next year. He had transferred from a high school in Arizona before his junior year.  He previously committed to Indiana, but changed his mind in March.

Carlino visited UCLA last weekend and said, “It’s probably the best campus around. I love the coaches and the guys on the team.”  Several other schools, including Baylor, California, Florida and UNLV, had also expressed interest in signing him for the 2010 class. Butler had gotten involved, recruiting him for the ’11 class. He averaged 13 points and five assists last season.

Carlino is a solid outside shooter and should provide depth for the Bruins at shooting guard and possibly some point guard.

Coach Ben Howland and new assistant coach Phil Mathews said yesterday in a conference call that they are working on the recruitment of a few more players and there are rumors that one of them is an international player.

Here is an interview that Carlino did with Jon Gold from Inside UCLA.

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