Love, Rush and Arthur heading for NBA
LOS ANGELES — UCLA’s Kevin Love is NBA-bound.
In related news, Kansas stars Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur also declared themselves eligible for the NBA draft Thursday, less than two weeks after leading the Jayhawks to their second national title in 20 years.
Love, an All-American freshman, announced Thursday that he’ll skip his final three college seasons and enter the NBA draft.
Love led the Bruins in scoring (17.5 points) and rebounds (10.6) on the way to a 35-win season and a trip to the Final Four, where UCLA lost to Memphis.
Scouts have projected Love to be a top-10 pick in the June 26 draft, according to his coach Ben Howland.
Rush, a 6-foot-6 junior guard, averaged a team-best 13.3 points this season.
Arthur has not signed with an agent, meaning he can return to Kansas. The 6-9 sophomore forward averaged 12.8 points this year.