Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine both announced that they will join the NBA draft after the Bruins lost to Florida in the Sweet 16.
Anderson’s father said his son’s plan to join the NBA after his sophomore year hasn’t changed while LaVine’s father, Paul, said his son will forgo his remaining eligibility as well.
Both players are considered potential first-round picks by NBA executives.
Anderson is a 6-9 point guard who was extremely productive this season, averaging 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 36 games.
LaVine is more about potential, showing flashes while coming off the bench this season as a freshman, yet he was inconsistent.
NBA executives are enamored with his upside, but LaVine scored a total of nine points in his final five games and was 0-for-10 from long range. He averaged 9.4 points per game as a freshman.