UCLA, Speraw reveals championship laden recruiting class

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Three players who recently led their teams to medals at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and an international recruit will be playing their college careers at UCLA.

Coach John Speraw announced that Ethan Champlin, Guy Genis, Miles Partain and Grant Sloane have all committed to join the Bruins starting in 2021.

“We have really put together another outstanding class,” Speraw said in a statement. “This is a mature group of men made up of high achievers in the classroom, in the community and on the court. They bring an extremely high level of commitment to the gym and will seamlessly add to the tremendous culture currently at UCLA.”


Champlin playing for UCLA assistant coach John Hawks at the 2019 High Performance Championships helped the team win the bronze medal and was named the All-Tournament Team. The 6-foot-3 outside attacker from Escondido, California, with his high school has won back-to-back section championships.

Genis, a 6-foot-5 middle attacker from Tel Aviv, Israel, is currently playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv alongside former UCLA All-MPSF outside attacker Dylan Missry. He also is in the process of concluding his military commitment with the Israeli Army.

Partain, a 6-foot-3 setter and opposite from Pacific Palisades, California, spent 2019 competing on the AVP and was selected as the Rookie of the Year. Along with his beach volleyball accolades, Partain has won back-to-back high school sectional championships and a gold medal at the 2018 HIgh Performance Championships.

Sloane, a 6-foot-8 outside attacker from Irvine, California, was a teammate of Champlin on the squad that won the bronze medal at the High Performance Championship. He also earned All-Tournament Team honors at the event in 2018.

UCLA advanced to the MPSF Tournament semifinals last season and was ranked No. 2 in the preseason coaches poll that was released last week. Among the starters returning for the Bruins in 2020 includes All-American middle attacker Daenan Gyimah.