It didn't take long for UCLA superstar point guard Lonzo Ball to make a decision on his future. Soon after his Bruins lost in the Sweet 16 to the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday night, Ball declared he was leaving college after one season for the NBA Draft, according to multiple media reports.
That was, of course, not surprising one bit. Ball is projected as a top three pick and could be the first overall selection. He is in a crowded group of blue chips like Markelle Fultz of Washington, Jayson Tatum of Duke and Josh Jackson of Kansas at the top.
Ball, 19, averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. For a freshman, those are simply amazing numbers.
Right now the Celtics (via a trade with the Nets), Lakers, Suns, Magic, Kings and Knicks have the best odds in the draft lottery. There should be enough high-ceiling prospects to go around, but someone is going to luck out and get a Fultz or Ball.