UCLA’S Zach LaVine to declare for NBA draft | 2013 Ballislife All-American Alumni
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We watched college freshmen Zach LaVine show flashes of brilliance all season long at UCLA but it was at the 2013 Ballislife All-American game where we saw first hand how quick and athletic the 6’5 guard really is. He shined in the game and won our dunk contest with dunks that could land him a future NBA dunk contest championship (if the NBA makes it an individual contest again).
According to LA Daily news, that day might not be too far away since LaVine will be entering the NBA draft.
Paul LaVine said he’s heard enough feedback from NBA scouts and personnel, and believes Zach — who turned 19 this month — would be better off long term if he leaves school.
“They love him,” Paul said. “They’re picturing him at 22.”
In Zach LaVine’s first month, he averaged 14.2 points, shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, and was good for a SportsCenter highlight nearly every time he flew toward the rim.
LaVine is expected to be drafted in the first round.