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Report: UCLA’s Kyle Anderson entering NBA draft

Mar 28, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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A player deservedly nicknamed “Slow-mo” probably doesn’t have a great chance of being drafted for the NBA – unless he does everything else right.

Kyle Anderson might be doing everything else right, including giving us a chance to test the the theory this year.

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog:

UCLA sophomore guard Kyle Anderson will declare for the NBA Draft, his father has told SNY.tv.

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Anderson should be a first-round pick.

He averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a UCLA sophomore. For what he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in production.

The 6-foot-9 point forward likely must adjust to a position change, becoming more a true forward who passes well for a three, but Anderson has shown an ability to adjust.

After making 21 percent of his 3-pointers last season, he made 48 percent this year. NBA decision-makers will surely be looking closely at that skill during individual workouts to ensure it’s not a fluke. If it doesn’t appear to be, that could really have Anderson rising into the top half of the first round.

  1. lj312chicago - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    …too soon….

    • lj312chicago - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      …I’d like to see him stay another year at UCLA

  2. ryanrockzzz - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    He’s been projected as top 15 pick from most experts, and a top 10 pick since the tournament. The comparisons to Magic are insane, but I think he’s got a skill set to be in an NBA rotation.

  3. nflcrimerankingscom - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    First thing he needs is a better haircut.

  4. romestar82 - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    saw him ball last night ,kid is good hopefully lakers get him ,hes gonna be a star

  5. weaselpuppy - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    maybe Tayshaun Prince….maybe.

  6. unxpexted1 - Mar 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    he reminds me of Shawn Livingston, but maybe not as athletic

    • JT - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      Same thing I said good comparison

  7. dinofrank60 - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    He reminds me of JR Henderson; I hope he has a better career…

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