UCLA’s Kevon Looney will be one of the 19 future pros invited to the Barclay’s green room at the upcoming NBA draft. When his name is called (assuming after other invitees Stanley Johnson and Kelly Oubre), he will become the 6th Ballislife All-American Alumni to make it to the NBA: Zach LaVine (also from UCLA), Nick Johnson and Glenn Robinson III were drafted last year.
Although the 19 year old with a 7’3 wingspan averaged a near double double with the Bruins, many people, including himself and former NBA player & current Pac-12 Network analyst Don MacLean, didn’t think Looney got to show his full potential in college.
“Ten years from now, I think Kevon Looney may be the best player from this year’s draft coming out of the Pac-12,” MacLean said. “I really like him. You just don’t see guys with the length, the rebounding, the instincts. … The way he was used at UCLA, you didn’t see the entire package.”
We got to see a lot of him in high school (where he started as a point guard) and can’t wait to see a lot more of him and his full potential next season with a NBA team – whichever team that may be.
“I really have no clue. I’m waiting for a surprise,” said Looney who lost track of how many teams he’s done pre-draft workouts for. “I really don’t know. I worked out for everybody from 12 to 23, 25. Anything can happen. I don’t know what to expect.”
Source: Inside SoCal