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Tuesday / October 17.
  • UCLA Lands 2018 Guard David Singleton, Adds Tyus Edney as Assistant

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    UCLA landed a pledge Thursday from Class of 2018 guard David Singleton of Bishop Montgomery (CA).

    The 6-foot-4 Singleton was also being recruited by Arizona, Gonzaga, USC, UNLV and UConn.

    “I liked the style of play and I liked the fact I’ll be able to stay home,” Singleton told Scout. “I felt like family every time I visited their school and and I felt this will be the best situation for me.”

    After landing a six-man recruiting class in 2017 ranked No. 2 by Scout, Singleton is UCLA’s first 2018 commit.

    UCLA’S TYUS EDNEY PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT COACH

    Tyus Edney has been promoted as an assistant coach with the UCLA men’s basketball team, as announced Friday by head coach Steve Alford.

    Edney, who served as the program’s Director of Operations for the past seven seasons, will take over as an assistant coach with the Bruins, effective immediately. Edney fills the assistant coach position vacated by Ed Schilling who, after four seasons on UCLA’s coaching staff, accepted an assistant coach role at Indiana University last week.

    “Tyus is definitely ready for this role on our staff, and we’re thrilled to add him as an assistant coach,” Alford said. “In the four years that I’ve worked alongside him, it’s become very apparent to me how much Tyus cares about UCLA, his alma mater. Between his playing career – at UCLA, in the NBA and internationally – and his time here in an operations role, he has developed a keen eye for the game of basketball. With Tyus, you’re talking about an elite guard, back in his day, who helped UCLA win a national championship and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. He will be a tremendous asset to our program as an assistant coach, and we’re very confident that he’s going to significantly impact our team in every aspect.”

    A four-year standout guard for UCLA from 1992-95, Edney is best remembered for having led the Bruins to the 1995 NCAA Championship during his senior season. He helped extend the Bruins’ championship run in a second-round last-second win over Missouri, driving the length of the court in 4.8 seconds to hit a game-winning layup and send the Bruins to the Sweet 16.

    “I’m especially grateful to Coach Alford for this opportunity,” Edney said. “Being able to return back to my alma mater nearly seven years ago was very exciting. I’m appreciative of the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with the program that has given me so much. I will do everything that I can to help us perform at the highest level.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.