UCLA center Tony Parker backs down Long Beach State’s Eric McKnight (12) during the Bruins’ 77-63 win on Nov. 23, 2014. (Stephen Carr/Staff)
No surprise, but there were no UCLA players drafted in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Center Tony Parker was the only player eligible. He averaged 12.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and one block in 25.1 minutes per game as a senior.
This is the third time since 1997 that the Bruins have not had anyone drafted. The other times were 2010 and 2012. The Bruins are coming off a 15-17 last year.
Above is an updated version of this graph from two days ago about the progression of true freshman quarterbacks through their careers. I’ve added team win/loss records in the information at the bottom for each player and junior year stats when possible. Miami’s Brad Kaaya is entering his junior year this season.
There was a lot of discussion about Matt Stafford, but I chose to leave him out because he started only eight games in his true freshman year as opposed to the at least 12 for these four particular quarterbacks. Stafford was 6-2 as a true freshman starter in 2006 and Georgia went 9-4 overall that year.