Mike Best, a 6-foot-10 center from Terra Linda High in San Rafael, Calif., has signed a written offer of financial aid to join the UC Irvine men's basketball program, announced by Anteaters' Coach Russell Turner.
Best earned All-Marin County Athletic League first-team honors at Terra Linda this past season. He grew from 6-2 as a ninth-grader to his current 6-10 and his play this year drew the interest of many schools, including UC Santa Barbara, Pacific, UC Davis, San Jose State and Boston University.
"We have gotten a good player late in Mike Best," Turner said. "He affects games with his shot-blocking and defensive presence. His shooting touch is excellent and I really like the fact that he is a comfortable three-point shooter at his size.