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31-5, 3rd in Pac-12
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Shades of Jason Kidd for Lonzo Ball

Ball's path to the NBA has come close to mirroring that of Kidd's thus far. The 1994 No. 2 pick by the Mavericks went on to earn 10 All-Star berths during his playing career.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers select UCLA's Ike Anigbogu, a big man who they hope will help them defensively, with the No. 47 pick. He averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in just 13 minutes a game last season at UCLA. The Pacers selected Anigbogu's teammate, T.J. Leaf, in the first round

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers coach Nate McMillan on Pacers first-round pick T.J. Leaf: "Very skillful. (He can) spread the floor. His ability to stretch the floor was the main thing he did well. Defensively, he'll have to work at it. I think he's a spread (power forward). (He) believes in playing the game the right way."

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T.J. Leaf is the second UCLA player drafted by the Pacers in the first round. The other was Reggie Miller (1987, 11th).

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pacers, who could be in a rebuilding phase if they trade All-Star Paul George, selected forward T.J. Leaf with the No. 18 pick in the draft. Leaf averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in his only season at UCLA.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will introduce No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball at their practice facility at 2:30 p.m. PT Friday.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Cheers ring out from Los Angeles Lakers' season-ticket holders and corporate sponsors gathered at the team's practice facility in El Segundo, Calif., as the Lakers officially select UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft. "It's a dream come true," Ball says on ESPN. Of the opportunity to now be around Lakers icon Magic Johnson, Ball said, "It's crazy. I couldn't ask for anything more. Learning from him every day, it's truly a blessing." Ball's father, LaVar, said on ESPN of his son going to the Lakers, "I tried to tell you. I knew this was happening before it was happening." LaVar added, "Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year."

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Lonzo Ball goes No.2 to the Lakers. Ball shot 73% from 2-point range and 41% from 3-point range last season. He's the only player to shoot 70% or better on 2s (minimum 300 attempts) and 40% on 3s within the last 25 seasons.

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21hBaxter Holmes

Big Baller pick: Lonzo goes 2nd to local Lakers

Lonzo Ball, a California native and former UCLA point guard, is staying local after being selected by the Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft Thursday night.

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Who's following LaMelo Ball to UCLA?

The youngest Ball brother is already committed to UCLA, and the Bruins are also in the mix for several other top 2019 prospects.

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1dKevin Pelton

Brilliant draft picks for every NBA team

The 76ers seem set on taking Markelle Fultz at No. 1, but is Lonzo Ball the better fit? And what would such a change of plans mean for the Lakers?

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1dBen Fawkes

Vegas bookmakers offer NBA draft prop bets

Las Vegas sportsbooks, offering NBA draft prop bets for the first time, set the bar on Kentucky and UCLA players being drafted in the first round at 2.5 for each school.

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Who's best player in 2017 NBA draft?

Chad Ford's top five prospects includes Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox. In his latest mock draft, Ford has the Kings taking Fox with the No. 5 pick.

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TJ Leaf draft highlights (0:30)
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4dESPN RecruitingNation

Reinforcements coming to Westwood

Steve Alford is about to say goodbye to Lonzo Ball & Co. at the NBA draft. The good news? He is considered among the favorites to land No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley III in 2018.

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Is Lonzo Ball the next elite NBA playmaker? (0:44)
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4dChad Ford

Mock Draft 7.0: Lakers stick with Ball

Sources in L.A. say that the Lakers have been moving closer and closer to selecting Lonzo Ball. However, that could change if they end up trading for Paul George.

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Ike Anigbogu draft highlights (0:32)
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7dJeff Goodman

Grade A Mock: Nuggets should reach for Leaf

Other mock drafts have UCLA's TJ Leaf going later, but this isn't an ordinary mock draft. The Nuggets shouldn't pass on the stretch-4 at No. 13.

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Lonzo Ball draft highlights (0:47)

Team Stats

Points Per Game89.82nd
Rebounds Per Game38.545th
Assists Per Game21.41st
Points Allowed75.5258th

Tournament History

Final Fours18
Tournament Record103-40
Championship Seasons1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Tournament Appearances47