LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Sherfield, a guard who signed with UCLA last fall, has requested and received a release from his letter of intent.

The move comes two weeks after Steve Alford was fired as coach of the Bruins, who are being overseen on an interim basis by Murry Bartow while a permanent replacement is sought. Sherfield was part of a three-player recruiting class announced during the early signing period in November.

Sherfield, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder senior at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, starred the past two years at North Crowley High in Fort Worth, Texas, his hometown. He averaged 24.1 points, 4.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds last year, leading North Crowley to a 31-6 record.

Last season, Sherfield guided North Crowley to a berth in the Texas state playoffs. He scored 27 points in a season-ending loss in the 6A Region semifinals.

Sherfield is now free to sign with another school.

Forwards Jamie Jaquez of Camarillo, California, and Jake Kyman of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, re-confirmed their plans to attend UCLA after Alford was fired.


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