UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson "does not have plans to declare" for the NBA Draft at the April 10 NBA advisory committee deadline.
"At this time, (he) is returning to UCLA," Kyle Anderson Sr., his father, told the Orange County Register via text message on Friday.
While UCLA leading scorer Shabazz Muhammad has long been considered to be a lock to enter the NBA Draft, Anderson had been weighing a potential jump to the NBA based on what his draft stock indicated -- not based on who UCLA gets as its next basketball coach. Anderson, who was one of the top recruits in the nation before last season, is universally considered to be a second round draft choice at this point.
Since 2012 changes forced college basketball players to decide a month earlier whether they would declare for the draft or not, players are required to withdraw their name from consideration or lose their college eligibility by April 16, which is the NCAA's early entry withdrawal deadline.
Well there is one key recruit - the next coach - will not have to worry about.