UCLA Freshman Kyle Anderson Not Going Pro
UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson “does not have plans to declare” for the NBA Draft at the April 10 NBA advisory committee deadline.
“At this time, (he) is returning to UCLA,” Kyle Anderson Sr., his father, told the Orange County Register via text message on Friday.
Without a first round guarantee, a second round draft choice — as Anderson is believed to be at this point — doesn’t come with a guaranteed contract, thus making a jump to the NBA a risky venture, despite the obvious potential that Anderson flashed in his first season in college basketball.
As a freshman, Anderson experienced plenty of ups and downs, getting used to playing in the post after spending most of his life as a point guard. He averaged 9.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game in the 2012-13 season.