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UCLA Gets Former San Jose Prep Star

June 04, 1992|JERRY CROWE

Kevin Dempsey, a 6-foot-6 forward from San Jose, said Wednesday that he will accept a scholarship offer from the UCLA basketball team and that he expects to sign a grant-in-aid form with the Bruins this week.

Dempsey originally signed with Arizona during the fall of 1990, before his senior season at Santa Teresa High in San Jose, after also making recruiting trips to Nevada Las Vegas and Arizona State.

But he was not admitted to Arizona. He enrolled last fall as a part-time student at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif., with the understanding that he would be admitted to UCLA if he met certain grade requirements.

Dempsey, who averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds as a senior at Santa Teresa, said that he has met those standards, but he has yet to be officially admitted to UCLA. He retains four years of eligibility.

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