basketball-men-d1 flag

The Associated Press | April 16, 2014

UCLA's Anderson, LaVine declare for draft

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine are leaving early for the NBA draft.

Anderson, a sophomore from Fairview, N.J., and LaVine, a freshman from Seattle, each said Wednesday that they will forego their remaining eligibility with the Bruins to start pro careers.

Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season, closer to a triple-double than any player in the nation.

LaVine averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists while earning Pac-12 all-freshman honors.

They helped lead the Bruins to a 28-9 record, a Pac-12 tournament title and the school's first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008.

Besides Anderson and LaVine, the Bruins are losing fifth-year seniors David and Travis Wear.

First-year coach Steve Alford says he's happy for Anderson and LaVine.

The NBA draft is June 26.

UCLA softball will be dominant in 2021 with the return of Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles

UCLA was 25-1 when the 2020 season came to an end. Now, with the return of several premier arms and bats, the Bruins don’t appear to be letting off the gas in 2021.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA all rise in this week's Power 36

Alabama, Ohio State and UCLA all made gains in the Power 36 college basketball rankings for Jan. 11.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Michigan, UCLA, Clemson take big steps forward in first Power 36 of 2021

College basketball's first Power 36 rankings of 2021 are out. Michigan, UCLA and Clemson all took big steps forward. Find out which other teams are trending upward in the latest rankings.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners