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Bothell's LaVine commits, UCLA scores

Zach LaVine - Courtesy
Zach LaVine
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Bothell High's Zach LaVine will turn from Cougar to Bruin with his commitment to the UCLA basketball program on Thursday. The Bothell senior-to-be is UCLA's first 2013 verbal commitment, according to bruinsnation.com.

The 6-foot-3 point guard chose UCLA over other NCAA Division I powers Baylor, Louisville, Memphis, Tennessee, Texas and others. He averaged 24 points a game last season.

He is currently rated by Scout.com as the 17th best point guard in the Class of 2013 and the 73rd ranked high-school prospect overall. CBSsports.com currently lists him as the 76th best prospect in its own rankings.

LaVine told national recruiting reporters that UCLA feels like a home away from home and that it's his dad's favorite school. He is said to have the ability to play either the one- or two-guard.

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