Like many of his fellow draftees, Kevon Looney only spent one season in college, but he believes playing in UCLA’s offense has prepared him to make a smooth transition into the NBA. He is a good ballhandler for his size (6’9”) thanks to some point guard duties in high school and has flashed an ability to score in the pick-and-roll effectively.
"The structure of playing at UCLA," Looney said when asked how the school helped prepare him to go pro. "Coach [Steve] Alford ran a lot of pro sets, so during workouts I kind of knew what to expect. That’s probably the biggest thing I’ve taken from college, that and the travel. At UCLA you have a lot of media responsibilities too, so you learn to carry yourself like a professional.”
The Milwaukee native is one of several prospects that will benefit from an NBA-caliber strength program. He knows that refining his skill set will come easier if his body is better prepared.
"Improving my body,” he said when asked what he’ll focus on once drafted. "I can improve it all in terms of my skill set. I can become a better shooter, better passer, better ballhandler, but my body will be the biggest key to all that.”