HoopsHype Zach LaVine rumors
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 forgo their remaining eligibility with the Bruins to start pro careers. ESPN.com
UCLA men’s basketball freshman Zach LaVine has elected to forego his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. LaVine captured Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors in 2013-14, helping lead UCLA to a 28-9 overall record and the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance and Pac-12 Tournament title since 2008. The 6-foot-5 guard from Seattle averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for the Bruins. uclabruins.com
UCLA freshman Zach LaVine is officially one-and-done. The 6-foot-5 guard will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NBA draft, his father Paul told the Los Angeles Daily News. After averaging 9.4 points for the Bruins in an uneven season, LaVine is still projected to be a potential first-round pick due to his athleticism and high ceiling. Los Angeles Daily News
Paul LaVine said he’s heard enough feedback from NBA scouts and personnel, and believes Zach — who turned 19 this month — would be better off long term if he leaves school. “They love him,” Paul said. “They’re picturing him at 22.” Los Angeles Daily News
LaVine is averaging 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists off the bench. But one veteran NBA scout told SNY.tv that LaVine was a hot topic among his colleagues right now because of his combination of “athleticism, size, scoring ability and [being] a combo guard.” ZagsBlog.com
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