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Bolden Visiting UCLA; Turner Postpones Oklahoma State
Australian small forward Jonah Bolden will take an official visit to UCLA today (Sunday) with his father, he confirmed to SNY.tv.
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep forward recently cut his list to six schools — UCLA, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, USC and SMU — but told SNY.tv that UCLA was among those working the hardest.
UCLA assistant David Grace recently visited with Bruce Bolden, Jonah’s father and an American who played professionally in Australia.
“Yeah, he was down in Australia with my dad,” Jonah said. “He had a good visit. I guess it was a vacation for himself but also just recruiting.”
That trip made an impression on Jonah.
“It definitely shows how much they want me, a need, a want,” he said. “I appreciate it a lot.”
Bolden and Findlay Prep teammate Rashad Vaughn both plan on signing in the spring.
The UCLA visit was first reported by Scout.com.
Myles Turner had to postpone his weekend official visit to Oklahoma State because of the bad weather in the South.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Reggie Rankin.
The 6-foot-11 Turner went for 29 points, 15 rebounds and 9 blocks Thursday night with Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua,Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy, Texas assistantChris Ogden and Duke assistant Nate James among those watching.
Turner has taken one official to Ohio State and also plans to visit Kentucky, his father told SNY.tv.
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