UCLA’s Johnny Juzang Withdraws From NBA Draft

UCLA shooting guard Johnny Juzang was among those to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, following what was said to be a subpar showing at the NBA Combine last month.Johnny Juzang

“Going through the draft process has been an amazing experience. I was blessed to connect with great people, learn and grow, and get a feel for life at the next level,” Juzang posted to Twitter. “I want to thank everybody who has helped me in this process including my family, trainers, school, and especially my dad who helped for countless hours!”

“Westwood, I can’t wait to go to war! We’ve got a team full of warriors and there’s nobody I’d rather fight beside. With Coach (Mick) Cronin and our staff, I’m very excited for this season. Let’s do something special!”

Juzang is 6-foot-6 and made a name for himself during the NCAA Tournament, standing out for a Bruins squad that started in a play-in game and advanced all the way to the Final Four, before losing to then-unbeaten Gonzaga in overtime.

In six tourney games, he averaged 22.8 points and shot 50.9 percent from the field. ESPN ranked him as the draft’s 53rd-best prospect, meaning he was likely to be drafted in the second round barring a surprise.

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