Matt Carlino signs national letter of intent

UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland announced the signing of Matt Carlino (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) to a national letter of intent on Friday.

Carlino, a 6-foot-2 guard from Scottsdale, Ariz., is graduating a year early to enroll at UCLA this summer -- a move that suggests the Bruins need as much help as possible in the backcourt.

"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."