The World Champion Golden State Warriors have selected UCLA’s Kevon Looney with the 30th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. At 6’9″, 222 lbs, Looney is very athletic for his size and should add some depth to their front court.
This is the second year in a row that UCLA has had a Bruin selected as the last pick in the first round. Last year Kyle Anderson was chosen 30th by the San Antonio Spurs.
Looney was fantastic under the rim last year as he was second in rebounding in the Pac-12 with 9.2 per game. He is also a good scorer and can make shots both inside and out of the key as he tallied 11.6 ppg, third on the Bruins. Though he did not shoot a lot of three-pointers, he was very proficient with a .415 percentage from behind the arc.
Not only did he lead the conference with 15 double-doubles, but he lead all freshmen in the nation.
Kevon Looney will be great at the power forward spot, but has the ability to play the three. Depending on how Golden State wants to use him, Looney could bang down low or play off the ball at one of the wings. With the speed that the Warriors play at, they are getting a great addition with Looney who has the ability to get up and down the court in an uptempo system.
Congratulations Kevon Looney, you are now a Warrior!