T.J. Leaf announces intention to head to 2017 NBA Draft

Edward Lewis, Publisher
Bruin Sports Report

Just days after Lonzo Ball told reporters he'd be leaving UCLA for the NBA, the Bruins' other star freshman announced he'd be doing the same.

T.J. Leaf, who led the team in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game, said on his Twitter page Thursday afternoon that he has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft with the intention to sign an agent.

UCLA now loses Leaf and Ball in addition to graduating seniors Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton from this year's Sweet 16 squad. Sophomore guard Aaron Holiday, freshman center Ike Anigbogu and junior center Thomas Welsh all have NBA decisions to make as well, though many around the program expect the trio to return for 2017.

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