UCLA gets multiple first round picks in the NBA Draft once again as Kyle "Slow-Mo" Anderson is selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 30th overall pick, the final selection of the first round but one of the best fits. Anderson was 1st team All-Pac-12 in the 2013-2014 season, averaging 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists and was the only player in the NCAA with numbers that high in all three categories. Broke a ton of UCLA records in his two seasons as a Bruin and deserved a far better fate in both season than he received.
Anybody who claims to know how Kyle Anderson is going to perform in the NBA is insane because there haven't been any players like him in the NBA before. He could develop into a player similar to Lamar Odom, exploiting size mismatches as a point forward. He could be completely overwhelmed by being defended and having to attack against players far more athletic than him and end up as a borderline rotation player. He could be a poor man's Magic Johnson and be an All-Star a few times as a 6'8" point guard.
No matter what Kyle does in San Antonio, he'll work his tail off and make Bruin fans proud of his career. Specifically in San Antonio where he will get to show his great creating and passing skills. He will get to work with the best coach out there who will find a way to bring out his best. Another Ginobili? Diaw? Or just Kyle!
Congratulations Kyle! You make us proud.