Wednesday, August 16


Former UCLA men's basketball point guard and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball turned heads at NBA Summer League. He averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 assists per game and won summer league MVP. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Former UCLA men's basketball point guard and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball turned heads at NBA Summer League. He averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 assists per game and won summer league MVP. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wang’s Word: International league experience could be helpful for NBA hopefuls

The last time Jonah Bolden played college basketball, he had one of the worst seasons statswise among the 2017 NBA Draft class. Bolden, the Bruins’ former guard/forward, averaged just 2.4 more points and 2.5 more rebounds per game in his collegiate career than LaVar Ball, who’s widely mocked in the basketball community for his uninspiring one-year tenure at Washington State. Read more...

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Early signs point to Lonzo Ball being able to carry his success at UCLA into the NBA. The point guard has been playing very well at the NBA Summer League following his freshman year as a Bruin. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Early signs point to Lonzo Ball being able to carry his success at UCLA into the NBA. The point guard has been playing very well at the NBA Summer League following his freshman year as a Bruin. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior guard Aaron Holiday is one of just five upperclassmen remaining from last year's men's basketball team, which lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 opener. This season, the Bruins will open conference play with a pair of home games.(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Junior guard Aaron Holiday is one of just five upperclassmen remaining from last year's men's basketball team, which lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 opener. This season, the Bruins will open conference play with a pair of home games.(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Following his one-and-done experience with UCLA men’s basketball. T.J. Leaf has been competing in the NBA Summer League with the Indiana Pacers. He has averaged 27 minutes per game in his three games so far, scoring 12.7 points a contest. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Following his one-and-done experience with UCLA men’s basketball. T.J. Leaf has been competing in the NBA Summer League with the Indiana Pacers. He has averaged 27 minutes per game in his three games so far, scoring 12.7 points a contest. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Russell Westbrook joins Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the third Bruin to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Russell Westbrook joins Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the third Bruin to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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