UCLA forward Jalen Hill declares early for NBA Draft — Press Telegram

UCLA forward Jalen Hill has declared early for the NBA Draft. The redshirt sophomore was among the 163 players on a list released by the league Tuesday night naming those who had declared early for the draft. Hill is the second Bruin to test the NBA waters, joining junior guard Chris Smith. Both still have…

UCLA forward Jalen Hill declares early for NBA Draft — Press Telegram

Potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball officially declares for the NBA Draft — The Rookie Wire

Potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball officially declares for the NBA Draft — The Rookie Wire

18-year-old LaMelo Ball has reportedly declared for the 2020 NBA Draft after one season abroad in the National Basketball League, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Ball was named the NBL Rookie of the Year after averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, seven assists and 1.7 steals in 12 games with the Illawarra Hawks. His season was cut short due to a foot injury but he is expected to be fully healthy prior to next season.

Ball is considered to be in the discussion for the No. 1 pick given his potential and ability to lead a team on the court. He filled up the stat sheet on a number of occasions in the NBL and became the first player in the 40-minute era to have consecutive triple-doubles.Shams Charania@ShamsCharania

Sources: Potential top pick LaMelo Ball has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ball was under “professional” category of early-entry candidates distributed to teams Tuesday night. Virtual pre-draft process can now begin with teams.2