In somewhat of a surprise move, Isaac Hamilton recently enrolled over at UCLA and the high-profile prospect in the Class of 2013 from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco figures to be uniform for the Bruins in the near future.
Sources confirmed the news on Friday after things apparently did not work out well at UTEP. Hamilton initially signed with the Miners in November. That is, of course, until he had a change of heart and decided on Westwood.
One problem: Due to NCAA Division I transfer rules, Hamilton is forced to sit out this season. Once he is cleared to play, the 6-foot-5 and 180-pound well-known recruit is more than capable of making an immediate impact.
Bruins coach Steve Alford and the rest of his staff will most likely welcome Hamilton with open arms. He was, after all, the nation's No. 3 shooting guard in the 247Sports Rankings and the country's No. 16 individual overall.
The timing of the decision from Hamilton could not be much better for the Bruins. They recently missed out on a commitment from senior Quentin Snider, who picked Illinois over the likes of UCLA, UConn and Michigan State.
Another factor to consider is, Hamilton could influence the college decision of sibling Daniel Hamilton. As things stand now, the talented player from the Class of 2014 is committed to UConn, the decision coming in mid-July.
The nation's No. 4 shooting guard in the 247Sports Rankings and No. 11 overall, the younger Hamilton might explore his options. Regardless, the Bruins are in business considering Isaac Hamilton is in the mix moving forward.