Sophomore guard Jordan Adams has decided to leave UCLA and enter the NBA draft, a source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday night.
UCLA had recently issued a statement saying Adams would return for his junior season, but Adams has changed course and decided to join underclassmen teammates Kyle Anderson and Zack LaVine in the June NBA draft.
Adams has a chance to be a first-round pick, with several teams recently telling Yahoo Sports they believed he had a chance to be selected in the 20-30 range.
It is possible Aaron and Andrew Harrison's decisions to return to the University of Kentucky could've impacted Adams' decision to enter the draft. The loss of the Harrison twins in the draft thins out the depth of the class' shooting guards.
Adams averaged 17 points, five rebounds and 2.6 steals for the Bruins. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, Adams is considered to have the size, strength and scoring ability to project into an NBA shooting guard.
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