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Johnny Juzang Withdraws From Draft, Returns To UCLA

Jul 8, 2021 10:31 AM

Johnny Juzang is withdrawing from the 2021 NBA Draft to return to UCLA.

"Going through the draft process has been an amazing experience. I was blessed to connect with great people, learn and grow, and get a feel for life at the next level. I want to thank everybody who has helped me in this process including my family, trainers, school, and especially my dad who helped for countless hours!" Juzang posted to Twitter. "Westwood, I can't wait to go to war! We've got a team full of warriors and there's nobody I'd rather fight beside. With Coach Cronin and our staff, I'm very excited for this season. Let's do something special!"

In the Bruins' six NCAA tournament games, Juzang averaged 22.8 points and shot 50.9% from the field. Juzang averaged 16.0 points and 4.1 rebounds during the season.

ESPN rated Juzang as the No. 53 prospect in the draft, making him a fringe second round prospect. 

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Johnny Juzang Declares For Draft, Could Still Return To UCLA

Apr 20, 2021 3:42 PM

Johnny Juzang is entering the 2021 NBA Draft but will maintain the ability to return to UCLA.

Juzang, the No. 50 prospect in the ESPN 100 NBA draft rankings, was named second-team All-Conference in the Pac-12 after a productive season in which he averaged 16 points and 4.1 rebounds for UCLA.

Juzang was one of the most improved players in the country after averaging just 2.9 points in 12 minutes per game as a freshman at Kentucky, leading him to transfer in the offseason to be closer to home.

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Top Prospect Amari Bailey Commits To UCLA

Feb 18, 2021 1:26 AM

Amari Bailey announced his commitment to UCLA on Wednesday.

The shooting guard is ranked No. 3 in ESPN's class of 2022.

"He's a clever ball handler who changes his speeds and direction with purpose when navigating a defense. He's somewhat underrated as a versatile backcourt defender who will rebound and start the fast break. He owns an on-court presence and offensive instincts that remind me of D'Angelo Russell," said ESPN's Paul Biancardi.

Bailey is also a candidate to reclassify into the class of 2021. 

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