Thursday, May 23

Meet Your Maikis: Bruins should reconsider entering this year’s NBA draft

Sophomore forward Kris Wilkes led the Bruins with 17.4 points per game this season, and for the second straight year has entered his name into the NBA draft pool (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff).

Sophomore forward Kris Wilkes led the Bruins with 17.4 points per game this season, and for the second straight year has entered his name into the NBA draft pool (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff).

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A few Bruins are trying to make the leap to the NBA too soon. Three UCLA men’s basketball underclassmen, sophomore forward Kris Wilkes, sophomore guard Jaylen Hands and freshman center Moses Brown, have declared for the NBA Draft set to take place June 20.


(Daily Bruin archive)
(Daily Bruin archive)

Sophomore right fielder Garrett Mitchell is hitting .362 with six home runs so far this season. Mitchell leads No. 1 UCLA baseball with 79 hits and a 1.023 on-base plus slugging percentage. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore right fielder Garrett Mitchell is hitting .362 with six home runs so far this season. Mitchell leads No. 1 UCLA baseball with 79 hits and a 1.023 on-base plus slugging percentage. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA beach volleyball has won two consecutive national titles. This year the Bruins didn't drop a match in the NCAA championship, but last year UCLA dropped into the elimination bracket and benefited from flaws in the double elimination format. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
UCLA beach volleyball has won two consecutive national titles. This year the Bruins didn't drop a match in the NCAA championship, but last year UCLA dropped into the elimination bracket and benefited from flaws in the double elimination format. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Nicole McNamara is one of five UCLA beach volleyball players who will graduate this year. All five seniors will continue their beach volleyball careers, and three started last weekend with international tournaments. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Senior Nicole McNamara is one of five UCLA beach volleyball players who will graduate this year. All five seniors will continue their beach volleyball careers, and three started last weekend with international tournaments. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior pole vaulter Elleyse Garrett could potentially be one member of the UCLA women's track and field team to advance to the NCAA championship in Austin, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Redshirt senior pole vaulter Elleyse Garrett could potentially be one member of the UCLA women's track and field team to advance to the NCAA championship in Austin, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA baseball's playlist of walk-up songs includes songs from the 1970s through 2019, boasting artists such as Travis Scott, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Outfield and Childish Gambino. (Emily Dembinski/Daily Bruin)
UCLA baseball's playlist of walk-up songs includes songs from the 1970s through 2019, boasting artists such as Travis Scott, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Outfield and Childish Gambino. (Emily Dembinski/Daily Bruin)


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