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Ivan Rabb Narrows List To Arizona, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA

Oct 24, 2014 5:26 PM

Ivan Rabb has narrowed his list of schools to Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA.

Rabb is one of the top recruits in the class of 2015 and attends Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland.

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Prince Ali Commits To UCLA

Aug 17, 2014 11:13 AM

Prince Ali has committed to UCLA for the class of 2015.

Ali is considered one of the best playmakers in the class and can play both point guard and shooting guard.

"Perfect fit both offensively and defensively. They will give me the chance to cover the opposing team's best player," said Ali, the No. 44 overall player in the ESPN 100. "I am competitive and look forward to that challenge.

"I like Coach [Steve] Alford because he is an up-front guy, he tells me what I do well and what I need to do better. He didn't sugarcoat anything in the process."

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LaVine’s Athleticism Is A Relatively New Public Obsession

Jun 25, 2014 6:42 PM

Mention the name Zach LaVine and some of the words you are most likely to hear are dunk, athleticism and explosiveness.

LaVine, who left UCLA after just one season and is projected as a late-Lottery pick, says the public obsession with his athleticism is relatively new. He was the Washington state player of the year as a senior at Bothell High School, averaging 28.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

"People just started noticing my athleticism this year. It’s crazy,” LaVine said Wednesday. "In high school I averaged 25-30 points per game from my sophomore to senior year, so they didn’t really recognize that stuff. They knew I could get up and dunk, but when college hit those dunk and mixtapes started showing up and people think I’m just this freak athlete. I know there’s more to my game than that. I showed all aspects of it during workouts.”

LaVine said he worked out for nearly a dozen teams, including everyone picking six to seventeen except for the Philadelphia 76ers.

"That’s the one team I didn’t work out for there,” he told the media. "I didn’t have time; I had to come up here. I think I had an interview with them [at the combine] and it went well.”

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Jordan Adams Changes Mind, Leaves UCLA For NBA Draft

Apr 27, 2014 10:19 AM

Jordan Adams has changed his mind to leave UCLA for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Adams averaged 17.4 points per game last season.

Adams had initially decided to remain at UCLA for his junior season.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

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Jordan Adams To Stay At UCLA For Junior Season

Apr 17, 2014 2:23 PM

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.

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Kyle Anderson Has 10 To 35 Draft Range

Apr 2, 2014 1:23 PM

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."

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Kyle Anderson To Leave UCLA For Draft

Mar 28, 2014 3:49 PM

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.

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Zach LaVine To Declare For Draft

Mar 28, 2014 11:51 AM

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.

Jack Wang/Los Angeles Daily News

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UCLA Beats Arizona To Win Pac-12 Tournament

Mar 16, 2014 9:50 PM

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.

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Johnson, Gordon Headline Pac-12 Awards

Mar 10, 2014 4:24 PM

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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UCLA's Zach LaVine Could Become Lottery Pick
Zach LaVine is drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook as both attended UCLA and played shooting guard collegiately.

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