Lonzo Ball wastes no time declaring for NBA Draft after UCLA’s loss
Lonzo Ball barely got off the court before he revealed it would be the last time he’d ever step on it for UCLA.
The Bruins’ super freshman had a disappointing game Friday in UCLA’s Sweet 16 showdown with Kentucky, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, but he told reporters just minutes after the final horn that he’d be going pro.
UCLA's Lonzo Ball tells reporters that this was his last game in college. Will be in play for the top overall pick in the NBA Draft.Article continues below ...
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 25, 2017
Lonzo Ball confirms he's going to NBA.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) March 25, 2017
The move was widely expected. Ball has been projected all season long as a likely No. 1 overall pick, but you might be more familiar with his father, LaVar, who has been talking his son up to the highest degree, recently saying that Lonzo and his brothers could be worth a billion-dollar contract once they reach the pros.
Can’t blame him for going to the NBA, then. That’s a lot of money.