UCLA G Zach LaVine; Timberwolves (1st Round, 13th overall)
It was a surprise to some when LaVine declared for the draft. Once the 2014 NBA Draft was spoken for, LaVine was the first local player taken. He started out his freshman year with a bang but tailed off towards the end of his lone season with the Bruins. The athletic ability of LaVine, who set the Lakers record for vertical jump during a pre-draft workout leaping 46 inches, is a plus.
UCLA G Jordan Adams; Grizzlies (1st Round, 22nd overall)
In a class not high on shooters, Adams' silky smooth jumper is a welcome sight. But he's more than just a shooter. Adams is savvy scorer who's deceptively quick and showed the ability to create his own shot against Pac-12 competition. What he lacks in athleticism he makes up for with his ability to read screens and play angles to his advantage. Defense, however, is a question.
UCLA G Kyle Anderson; Spurs (1st Round, 30th overall)
Anderson rounds out the UCLA trio selected in the first round becoming the final pick of the opening round by the 2014 champion Spurs. One thing you can't question is Gregg Popovich's ability to recognize talent (see Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard to name a few). Anderson showed he was a plus-rebounder in his two years at UCLA, even after playing the point primarily as a sophomore. He's a 6'8" ballhandler with the ability to create for others.
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UConn F DeAndre Daniels; Raptors (2nd Round, 37th overall)
A member of the 2014 national champion Huskies, Daniels played his high school ball at Woodland Hills Taft. Long at 6'9" 195, he saved his best ball of 2013-14 for the postseason. Daniels reached double figures in eight of nine postseason games for the UConn last season before declaring for the draft as a junior.
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Colorado G Spencer Dinwiddie; Pistons (2nd Round, 38th overall)
A torn ACL prematurely ended his junior season. A teammate of Daniels at Woodland Hills Taft, Dinwiddie was overlooked by local schools, went to Boulder, and made the locals who overlooked him pay in Pac-12 play. He's a big point guard at 6'6" who has the ability to play off of the ball. Dinwiddie shot over 40 percent from three in two of his three seasons at Colorado.