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Love-fest: Hoop phenom says he'll attend UCLA

Updated: July 25, 2006, 10:16 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Ben Howland was so ecstatic that, according to Kevin Love, the UCLA coach was near tears.

Howland has had plenty of big-time coaching experiences, notably reaching the national title game last April before losing to Florida. Still, Howland has never signed a player rated as high as Love.

Tuesday, Howland's four-year recruitment of the best big man in the class of 2007 paid off when the 6-9 Love announced he would go to UCLA, choosing the Bruins over North Carolina.

"He ...

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