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Goodbye TJ: Leaf Declares for the 2017 NBA Draft

TJ Leaf is leaving Westwood in pursuit of his NBA dreams. He's the second one-and-done from UCLA's 2016-17 freshman class.

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Add TJ Leaf's name to the list of one-and-done Bruins. Earlier today, Leaf announced his intentions on Twitter:

According to, Leaf is projected as the 11th pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, whereas Draft Express projects TJ as 22nd selection.

As a true freshman, Leaf led the Bruins in scoring with a 16.3 points/game average. He also led the team in field goal percentage (.617), three-point field goal percentage (.466), and total rebounds.

Leaf and Lonzo Ball took very little time in reaching their decisions to leave Westwood after one year in Steve Alford's program. Together they had an enormous impact in turning around a team that had finished with the one of the worst records in the post-Wooden era. And although both were a joy to watch, their long term impact on the program may be minimal.

Good luck at the next level, TJ, and thank you for a fun season.