UCLA’s basketball season only just recently came to an end with a loss to Florida in the Sweet 16, but the Bruins have plenty to look forward to in the upcoming 2014-15 season.
March Madness took on a different meaning for UCLA this year, as shortly after another stinging loss to Florida dashed its hopes for a 12th national title, the Bruins’ top offensive player Kyle Anderson and freshman phenom Zach LaVine declared for the NBA draft.
The Bruins may also lose their top scorer Jordan Adams, who will test the draft waters this summer.
If Adams were to leave, the Bruins would be left with only two upperclassman starters returning—one of whom would be center Tony Parker, who played his de facto freshman season this year.
Yet, while projections for the upcoming season suggest that UCLA will be under construction, there is plenty for the Bruins to look forward to, including a commonly overlooked factor.