Report: UCLA’s Kyle Anderson entering NBA draft

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A player deservedly nicknamed “Slow-mo” probably doesn’t have a great chance of being drafted for the NBA – unless he does everything else right.

Kyle Anderson might be doing everything else right, including giving us a chance to test the the theory this year.

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog:

UCLA sophomore guard Kyle Anderson will declare for the NBA Draft, his father has told SNY.tv.

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Anderson should be a first-round pick.

He averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a UCLA sophomore. For what he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in production.

The 6-foot-9 point forward likely must adjust to a position change, becoming more a true forward who passes well for a three, but Anderson has shown an ability to adjust.

After making 21 percent of his 3-pointers last season, he made 48 percent this year. NBA decision-makers will surely be looking closely at that skill during individual workouts to ensure it’s not a fluke. If it doesn’t appear to be, that could really have Anderson rising into the top half of the first round.