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UCLA basketball: Matt Carlino signs while Wear twins wait on release

May 7, 2010 |  5:25 pm

Matt Carlino, a guard from Bloomington (Ind.) South High, signed his letter of intent with UCLA on Friday. Carlino, who is graduating from high school a year early, announced last week that he would attend UCLA.

Meanwhile, twins David and Travis Wear are still awaiting their official release from North Carolina. The 6-foot-10 freshman forwards announced they would not return to the Tar Heels. UCLA is believed to be interested and are among the schools the Wears will consider.

Carlino, a 6-2 guard, averaged 13.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game while leading Bloomington South to a 23-1 overall record as a junior in 2009-10.

“I'm really excited about Matt Carlino joining our basketball program and family," Howland said. "He is an outstanding shooter, a very good passer, a good athlete and an outstanding kid. I look for him to make an immediate impact and be a very good player for us. I think he is an outstanding addition to our team."

Here's an in-depth video on Carlino.

--Chris Foster