A pair of ace scorers for the UCLA Bruins are moving and heading to the NBA this summer. Not that there was a whole lot of doubt about their decision, but guards Zach LaVine and Kyle Anderson have both declared for the NBA Draft and will be going pro this June.
Anderson declared his intentions to enter the NBA Draft through a press release from UCLA:
“I want to thank everyone at UCLA for all they have done for me,” said Anderson. “My two years at UCLA were two of the best years of my life. 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.
LaVine also announced through the Bruins, using the official team site to do so:
“I am excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft,” LaVine said. “I first and foremost want to thank my family for all their support in helping me through this journey to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA.
Both players are expected to be picked in the first round of the draft and they may go rather close to one another. While LaVine is a sharp shooting guard that will be coveted by teams in need of offense, Anderson is a 6-9 point forward who will attract plenty of attention due to his height and skill set.