Lonzo Ball Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Sweet 16 Loss to Kentucky

Lonzo Ball Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Sweet 16 Loss to Kentucky

The UCLA guard announced his intention to enter the 2017 NBA draft immediately after the team's Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday, per Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times.

"That was my final game for UCLA," he said, per L. Jason Smith of 92.9 FM ESPN Radio. "I appreciate the fans."

He played just one season for the Bruins but is expected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming draft.