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Prospect Profile: Zach LaVine

Comprehensive look at NBA Draft Prospect Zach LaVine.

About:

Birthplace Birthdate Height Weight Position
Seattle, WA March 10, 1995 6'6" 181 lbs SG

Draft Predictions:

Draft Express NBADraft.net Hoops Hype NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford's Big Board
17 9 9 17 15

NBA Combine Stats:

Lane Agility Shuttle Run 3-Quarter Sprint Standing Vertical Max Vertical
10.42 Seconds (Rank: 1st) 2.80 Seconds (2) 3.19 Seconds (T-8) 33.5" (T-4) 41.5" (T-3)

Stats Courtesy NBA.com


Freshman Collegiate Stats:

School Year MPG PPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG TPG
UCLA Freshman 24.4 9.4 44.1 37.5 69.1 2.5 1.8 0.9 1.1

Stats Courtesy ESPN.com

Highlight Moment:

LaVine had a solid start to his rookie season for the Bruins. In his first ten games, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard scored in double-digits nine times. During that stretch, LaVine posted his two best games back-to-back. On November 24 as UCLA hosted Chattanooga, LaVine hit all but two of his nine attempts for 19 points. He added two steals, two threes and an assist to his stat line that night to cap off a 106-65 victory. Just four days later, LaVine was even more impressive. Against Nevada, the freshman again drained 7-of-9 shots, but this time he hit four three-pointers to record a season-high 21 points. He also tallied three boards and two assists as the Bruins blew past the Wolfpack, 105-84.

Stats Courtesy ESPN.com


Quotes:

“For all the talk about Jabari Parker’s talent and Kyle Anderson’s homecoming entering [the] Duke-UCLA game at Madison Square Garden, nobody is flying up NBA Draft boards quite like UCLA freshman Zach LaVine. The website NBADraft.net has the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Seattle native at No. 5 on its 2014 Mock Draft — ahead of Julius Randle, Dante Exum and Gary Harris.” – Adam Zagoria, Zagsblog.com

“A raw but exceptionally gifted athlete, LaVine is one of the more exciting prospects due to his recorded 46’ vertical leap. While LaVine flourished in fast breaks for UCLA last year and shot the ball well, he was never asked to be a go-to offensive weapon and was never trusted on defense. The physical gifts are there, but he's arguably the rawest prospect in the class.” – Bryant West, SactownRoyalty.com

“My dad, Paul Lavine is a former NFL linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and mom, CJ Lavine, was an athlete in her own right as a softball player and not to mention, [she] grew up competing with two brothers. Lets just say the genes were there for me to excel athletically.” – Zach LaVine, ZachLaVine.com


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