The UCLA Bruins may be losing their leading scorer and best player in Shabazz Muhammad, but they are very lucky to be getting back Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson.
Both players were good enough to be one-and-done players to say the least. Anderson was a top five recruit and all, while Adams had a very impressive freshman season.
On the year, Anderson put up 9.7 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game. Adams averaged 15.3 points per game and 3.8 assists per game.
With that said, these two are making a good decision for their futures by returning. Adams is coming off of an injury and all, and Anderson could use some work on his offensive game. Not to mention, this will help out UCLA next season tremendously.
With another year under their belt, both players could be pretty dangerous in the 2013-14 college basketball season. It helps that Adams is 6’5” and Anderson is 6’9”.
Adams easily has the talent and scoring ability to lead the team in points next season. He did score 20 or more points in his first four games in college. Muhammad definitely was a reason why the scoring went down for Adams when he was finally able to join the team, since he did take his fair share of shots and was the go-to guy for the Bruins.
Both of these players got big minutes in their freshmen season and both players should make an even bigger impact for the Bruins next season. UCLA should just feel lucky for getting them both back.
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