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UCLA basketball: Dominic Artis decommits but might yet be a Bruin

October 7, 2011 |  2:15 pm

UCLA What was shaping up as one of the nation's top recruiting classes took a hit when Dominic Artis, a highly touted point guard from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, withdrew his commitment to UCLA and reopened his recruitment, according to his mother, Tamera Davis.

"He still loves UCLA and I would say really they're still his favorites," Davis said. "He just wanted to make sure he was making the right decision and take a step back for a minute."

The Bruins still have commitments from Kyle Anderson, a 6-foot-8 standout from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony who can also play point guard, and shooting guard Jordan Adams of Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy. They are also still in the hunt for Shabazz Muhammad, the Las Vegas Bishop Gorman star who is the consensus top prep player in the Class of 2012, and big man Tony Parker.

Davis said the recent commitment of Anderson did not influence her son's change of heart. She also said Bruins coaches continued to pursue her son, who was also interested in California and Oregon, among other schools. UCLA coaches cannot comment on recruits until they sign letters of intent.

Davis said she hoped her son would make his college choice during the early signing period that starts next month.

"We would like to not take a while to decide," Davis said, "but you obviously don't want to rush into anything else."

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