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Jordan Adams To Stay At UCLA For Junior Season

Jordan Adams will return to UCLA for his junior season.

Adams contemplated declaring for the NBA Draft after averaging 17.4 points per game.

The Bruins also return Norman Powell, Bryce Alford and Tony Parker, will add Isaac Hamilton and three Top 100 big men: Kevon Looney, Thomas Welsh and Jonah Bolden.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Kyle Anderson Has 10 To 35 Draft Range

Kyle Anderson elicits divisive opinions from NBA scouts due to his unique skill-set at 6'9.

Anderson almost certainly will need to be given playing time with the ball in his hands to maximize his abilities.

"I think he goes somewhere between 10-35," writes Chad Ford. "That's the widest range I have for any player in the draft."

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Kyle Anderson To Leave UCLA For Draft

Kyle Anderson will leave UCLA to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

“Kyle is totally prepared mentally to come out,” Kyle Anderson Sr. told SNY.tv earlier this season. “He knows he’ll have to get adjusted to the rigors and physicality of the NBA but mentally he’s always been a little more mature than the average age he’s at.

“His approach to the game right now is that of a person who knows this is going to be my job, this is going to be my livelihood.”

Anderson is currently projected by DraftExpress as the 19th overall pick.

Via Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

Zach LaVine To Declare For Draft

Zach LaVine will leave UCLA for the 2014 NBA Draft after just one season in Westwood.

LaVine's father Paul told the Los Angeles Daily News that NBA scouts and personnel believe he will be better off long-term by declaring now.

“They love him,” Paul said. “They’re picturing him at 22.”

LaVine's camp believes he should have been entrusted to handle the ball more with the second unit. 

Steve Alford instead groomed his son Bryce as the point guard.

DraftExpress currently has LaVine as the 30th overall pick in their latest mock draft.

Via Jack Wang/Los Angeles Daily News

UCLA Beats Arizona To Win Pac-12 Tournament

UCLA defeated Arizona by a final score of 75-71 to win the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Tournament.

Kyle Anderson was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon, Joseph Young, Askia Booker and Chasson Randle.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Johnson, Gordon Headline Pac-12 Awards

Nick Johnson of Arizona has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Johnson was joined on the All-Pac-12 First Team by Aaron Gordon, Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, Jahii Carson, Justin Cobbs, Dwight Powell, Chasson Randle, Josh Scott and Delon Wright.

Gordon was also named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

On the All-Pac-12 Second Team are Jordan Bachynski, T.J. McConnell, Roberto Nelson, C.J. Wilcox and Joseph Young.

Bachynski was also named Defensive Player of the Year.

Joining Gordon on the All-Freshman Team are Bryce Alford, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Zach Lavine and Nigel Williams-Goss.

Via RealGM Staff Report

UCLA's Zach LaVine Could Become Lottery Pick

Zach LaVine has made an instant impact at UCLA in his freshman season, averaging 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 26.1 minutes.

LaVine's highlight reel dunks have helped him get attention nationally.

LaVine's athleticism and scoring ability, along with the possibility of him being able to play point guard in the NBA has him rising up draft boards.

"I think he has the potential to be a lottery pick," says Chad Ford, who thinks LaVine will go in the top 10. "Just talking to NBA scouts and GMs, he has all the tools that you would look for in a young player. When you talk about an intriguing combination of size for position, athleticism and then a skill set that he possesses, it's pretty unique."

LaVine is drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook as both attended UCLA and played shooting guard collegiately.

LaVine will consider leaving UCLA after the season.

"That's my ultimate goal, is to get to the NBA," said LaVine. "With the one-and-done, I don't know about that yet. I feel like anyone would consider it. It's going to be a decision me and my family make at the end of the year."

Via Chris Johnson/ESPN

Jonah Bolden Commits To UCLA

UCLA has received a 2014 commitment from Jonah Bolden out of Australia attending Findlay Prep.

Bolden is an athletic, 6'8 power forward that also was offered by Indiana, USC, Louisville and SMU.

ESPN ranks Bolden as the 70th best prospect in the 2014 class.

Via Jeff Goodman/UCLA

Justise Winslow Commits To Duke

Justise Winslow has committed to Duke.

Winslow, a 6'5 small forward out of St. John's School in Houston, is ranked 10th overall in the class of 2014.

Winslow also considered Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Florida.

Duke has already received commitments from Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gyorgy Goloman Commits To UCLA

Gyorgy Goloman has committed to UCLA as their first recruit for 2014.

Goloman originally from Hungary and also received interest from Davidson, Richmond and New Mexico.

Goloman is a 6'10 center.

Via Evan Daniels/Fox Sports (via Rob Dauster/College Basketball Talk)

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Joshua Smith Ruled Immediately Eligible, Two Seasons Remaining With Georgetown

Joshua Smith was granted a "Seasons of Competition" waiver for the 12-13 season in which he appeared in six games for UCLA.

UCLA Receives Commitment From Trevon Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett, a wing from Park Tudor High in Indianapolis, is ranked 41st in the country by ESPN.

Source: Trevon Bluiett Set To Visit UCLA, To Make Stop Next Stop At Purdue

Trevon Bluiett is a top-50 prospect in the 2014 class.

Josh Perkins Trims List To UCLA, Minnesota, Gonzaga

Josh Perkins is a top-30 prospect in the 2014 class.

List Of 77 Early Entry Candidates For 2013 NBA Draft

The 2013 NBA Draft has 77 early entry candidates, with 46 players from United States' colleges and 31 internatinoal players.
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