Nine days after announcing his decision to stay at UCLA, leading scorer Jordan Adams will declare for the NBA draft.
A UCLA spokesperson confirmed the news late Saturday night. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the story.
Adams’ departure robs the Bruins of their top returning player, one that averaged 17.4 points and set a school-record 95 steals. After reaching the Sweet Sixteen in the first year under head coach Steve Alford, and for the first time since 2008, UCLA will return a roster that looks almost entirely different. Continue reading
Guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine have officially declared for the NBA draft, UCLA announced today.
Anderson’s father, Kyle Sr., told numerous outlets at various points in before, during and after the Bruins’ Sweet Sixteen run that his son was bound for the pros after his sophomore season. LaVine’s decision was reported last month.
“My two years at UCLA were two of the best years of my life,” Anderson said in a statement. “It was a tough decision to make with my family since our last game, but I have decided to enter my name into the NBA Draft. I will still continue to embrace the UCLA community, and I hope they will do the same with me.”
The school did not release any information regarding leading scorer Jordan Adams, who led the team with 17.4 points last season. The 6-foot-5 wing is still considering going pro, and has until the NBA early entry deadline on April 27 to make a decision. Continue reading
According to the Los Angeles Times, both Jordan Adams and Norman Powell have filed paperwork for NBA draft evaluations.
However, a source told me Powell will return to UCLA, though Adams is still undecided. The NBA draft early entry deadline is April 27.
Adams led the team in scoring last season with 17.4 points per game, and set a new school record with 95 steals. Bruin 247’s Neal Nieves first reported last month that Adams was exploring the possibility of going pro.
Powell was the Bruins’ best man-to-man defender, and ranked third on the roster with 11.4 points per game. The junior had a breakout year in Steve Alford’s transition offense, averaging 14.2 points on 53.8 percent shooting.
UCLA is already losing to the draft one of the most versatile players in the country in All-American point guard Kyle Anderson, as well as reserve guard Zach LaVine.
UCLA might lose more talent to the NBA draft.
Star point guard Kyle Anderson was long gone, and freshman Zach LaVine followed soon after the Bruins’ season ended.
According to 247Sports’ Neal Nieves, leading scorer Jordan Adams will also test his draft stock. The sophomore was seventh in the Pac-12 with 17.4 points per game, and first with a school-record 95 steals.
As long as he doesn’t hire an agent, Adams can still return for his junior season. Continue reading