Love, Rush and Arthur head­ing for NBA

The Covington News - - Sports -

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.

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