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UCLA’s LaVine, Anderson declare for NBA draft

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LOS ANGELES — UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine are leaving early for the NBA draft.
Lavine, a freshman who played at Bothell High School, and Anderson, a sophomore from Fairview, N.J., announced Wednesday they will forego their remaining eligibility to start pro careers.
Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season, closer to a triple-double than any player in the nation.
LaVine averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists and earned Pac-12 all-freshman honors.
They helped lead the Bruins to a 28-9 record, a Pac-12 tournament title and the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008.
Besides Anderson and LaVine, the Bruins are losing fifth-year seniors David and Travis Wear.
First-year coach Steve Alford says he’s happy for Anderson and LaVine.
The NBA draft is June 26.
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