Wednesday, May 22

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 staff)
(Daily Bruin staff)

(Courtesy of UCLA Athletics, Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff, Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)
(Courtesy of UCLA Athletics, Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff, Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

(Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin, Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff, Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor, Daily Bruin file photo)
(Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin, Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff, Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor, Daily Bruin file photo)

(Courtesy of UCLA Asian American Studies Center Library and Reading Room)

The Quad: Reflecting on legacy of UCLA’s first Japanese-American varsity baseball player

Kiyoshi Patrick Okura was a varsity athlete before World War II. But afterward, he became a civil rights leader. With a number of laws put in place to create anti-Japanese and anti-Asian-American sentiment at the time, Okura struggled with both professional and athletic opportunities throughout his lifetime – the beginning of World War II only put him at a further disadvantage. Read more...

(Courtesy of UCLA Asian American Studies Center Library and Reading Room)

(Daily Bruin archive)
(Daily Bruin archive)

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UCLA is tied with Stanford with most NCAA championships won. We asked students how much UCLA performance and the legacy in athletics matters to them. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
UCLA is tied with Stanford with most NCAA championships won. We asked students how much UCLA performance and the legacy in athletics matters to them. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)


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