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UCLA Commit Zach LaVine, Top 50 Prospect, speaks with GiveNGoBasketball

Zach LaVine is ranked 26th on the GiveNGoBasketball National Rankings. Zach spoke with GiveNGoBasketball today about why he comitted to UCLA and him as a player and more. This past year he made a huge jump in everyone's prospect rankings. He will make a huge impact at UCLA right away because of all the positives he brings to each team he plays on. UCLA gained a great player and kid on their squad. He seems like he is a very coachable player which every coach loves. LaVine will definitely be a well known name when he bursts on to the college scene.

Zach LaVine Q&A

Q: How has your basketball career gone so far?

A: My basketball career has gone well up to this point! Really fun.

Q: What is it like to play with another D1 caliber player, in Perrion Callandret?

A: Playing with another D-1 athlete is great, me and P are best friends, so we just push each other.

Q: Who do you look up to when it comes to basketball? Who do you compare yourself to?

A: I look up to Kobe Bryant he's my favorite player ever. I have a lot of his game but some people compare me to a more athletic Stephen Curry or Monta Ellis.

Q: You had an incredible summer this year and made a huge jump in everyone’s prospect rankings. What did you do to make you one of the best players in the country?

A: I always thought I was one of the best so I just worked hard and when my opportunity knock I grabbed it.

Q: Who was the best player you have played so far and where did you play him?

A: I would have to say Andrew wiggins. I played him at the Lebron camp

Q: What are your strengths and some things you could work on as a player?

A: My strengths to me I think is my athleticism. I can create my own shot and I'm really skilled. I need to work on my strength

Q: What was your list before you committed to UCLA?

A: My list before the commit was: UCLA Washington, Louisville, Arizona and Baylor.

Q: Why did you commit to UCLA?

A: I chose UCLA because it has been my favorite school and I have a lot of family down there.

Q: What do you think of Al Freeman committing to UCLA today after his visit?

A: Al freeman is a great player, me and him match up alot at these camps, and a good friend of mine!

Q: After committing to UCLA have you been recruiting at all for them?

A: I have tried to recruit Devin Williams and Wayne Selden

Q: What will you bring to UCLA when get there?

A: I will bring a lot of exciting plays, a person who works hard and help the team win.

Q: What is your goal for you as a player this year and your team at Bothell this year?

A: My goal is to average 30pts or better, become a better point guard and I really just want to win state this year.

                                                                                                     Pat Lawless 9/8/12   

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