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Freshman forward T.J. Leaf announced that he will not return to UCLA for a sophomore season, instead declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA’s T.J. Leaf declares for 2017 NBA draft

This post was updated March 30 at 6:30 p.m. UCLA men’s basketball forward T.J. Leaf became the second Bruin freshman to declare for the 2017 NBA draft, making the news official on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward T.J. Leaf announced that he will not return to UCLA for a sophomore season, instead declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman forward T.J. Leaf announced that he will not return to UCLA for a sophomore season, instead declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's season ended with a loss in the Sweet 16. Freshman forward T.J. Leaf, who many predict will join Lonzo Ball in the NBA draft, choked up after the game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball season comes to bittersweet end

T.J. Leaf un-tucked his jersey as he walked toward the UCLA bench and brought it up to his eyes. “It sucked,” the freshman forward said after the Bruins were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Kentucky on Friday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's season ended with a loss in the Sweet 16. Freshman forward T.J. Leaf, who many predict will join Lonzo Ball in the NBA draft, choked up after the game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's season ended with a loss in the Sweet 16. Freshman forward T.J. Leaf, who many predict will join Lonzo Ball in the NBA draft, choked up after the game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball announced after Friday’s loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament that he will enter the NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lonzo Ball enters NBA draft, expected to be a top-three pick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball announced Friday that he will enter the NBA draft. “That was my final game for UCLA,” Ball said in the locker room after UCLA was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Kentucky. Read more...

Photo: UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball announced after Friday’s loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament that he will enter the NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball announced after Friday’s loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament that he will enter the NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Lonzo Ball scored 10 points in what is likely his last game for UCLA. The point guard is a projected No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA falls 86-75 to Kentucky, ending its NCAA Tournament run

This post was updated March 24 at 10:31 p.m. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ball till you fall. UCLA’s season ended Friday night in Memphis, falling in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Lonzo Ball scored 10 points in what is likely his last game for UCLA. The point guard is a projected No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Lonzo Ball scored 10 points in what is likely his last game for UCLA. The point guard is a projected No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.

NCAA Tournament predictions: UCLA vs. Kentucky

UCLA men’s basketball will take on its rivals, the Kentucky Wildcats, on Friday night with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. The teams met back in December with that game going to the Bruins, but there’s more on the line this time. Read more...

Photo: T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.

T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.



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