Prospect Profile: Zach LaVine

In-depth look at the draft prospect out of UCLA

"I will forever be proud to call myself a Bruin and will never forget the memories that were made here," LaVine said. "I truly can't wait for this next chapter in my life."


Basics

Height Weight Position College Hometown
6'5" 180 Guard UCLA Bothell, Wash.

Career

Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2013-14 37 24.4 127 288 .441 47 68 .691 2.5 1.8 0.9 0.2 349 9.4

Three-point field goals: 48-for-128 (.375).


Accolades

  • Captured Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors.
  • With Switzerland in FIBA play: ’11 U18 Euros (15.7 ppg, 15.7 rpg – 1st in event, 2.4 bpg – 4th); ’10 U16 Euros (20.2 ppg – 2nd, 16.1 rpg – 1st); ’09 U16 Euros (12.2 ppg).
  • Helped UCLA to a 28-9 overall record and the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance and Pac-12 Tournament title since 2008.
  • Ranked fourth among all Pac-12 freshmen in scoring and three-point field goal percentage.

Strengths

Explosive athlete with a versatile offensive game. Shoots with range. Can play the point. Very quick in the open floor. Long and lanky body with room to fill out.


Quotes

"LaVine probably could have used another year at UCLA to improve his ability to be a point guard, but his athleticism and ceiling make him an interesting prospect."

Jeff BorzelloCBSSports.com College Basketball Insider

"Explosive athletically, is excellent in transition, can get by his man and go to the rim with his quick first step, makes shots from the perimeter."

Jeff BorzelloCBSSports.com College Basketball Insider

"High-risk or high-reward draft pick due to his immaturity. Most explosive guard UCLA has had since the Thunder's Russell Westbrook."

Yahoo! Sports


Projections

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14 18 18 9

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