Evan Burns, the highly skilled 6-7, 211 pound small forward from Fairfax H.S. in Los Angeles, CA, verbally committed to UCLA in September but did not sign with the PAC-10 school during the fall 2001 signing period. Burns did sign a National Letter of Intent last week.
But there's more news for the Bruins who will be getting some additional help for the 2002-03 season.
Michael Fey, the 6-11, 245 pound center from Capital H.S. in Olympia, WA, signed with UCLA last season but did not qualify. Fey has signed with Bruins again for the upcoming season.
Additionally, UCLA will be getting some inside help when the gridiron season ends. Rivals100.com's top-ranked tight end, Marcedes Lewis will be playing both football and basketball next season according to UCLA head coach Steve Lavin. The 6-6, 240-pound power forward averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds for Long Beach, CA Poly H.S. as a senior this past season.
And Jon Crispin, the 6-0, 195 pound junior point guard who transferred from Penn State this past school year will be joining Levin's 2002-03 squad after sitting out the required year under the NCAA's transfer rules.