Mar 3, 2014, 7:30 PM EST
UCLA picked up a huge commitment in the junior class on Sunday when guard Aaron Holiday, the younger brother of former Bruin and NBA star Jrue Holiday, committed to head coach Steve Alford during an unofficial visit.
The news of the commitment was first reported on Monday by Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times.
Holiday is regarded as the No. 40 prospect in Rivals’ 2015 national rankings and the 6-foot-1 guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, California is the first commitment for UCLA in the 2015 class.
Alford watched Holiday go for 43 points on Friday night in the CIF Playoffs and Holiday’s unofficial visit to UCLA on Sunday was yet another time that he had taken in campus on an unofficial visit.
With Holiday, UCLA gets an athletic guard that can play both backcourt spots and put points on the board in a hurry.
After facing initial questions about his ability to recruit in Southern California, Alford has picked up commitments from 2014 center Thomas Welsh, a Los Angeles native and McDonald’s All-American, as well as Holiday and 2016 guard Lonzo Ball a native of Chino Hills.
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