Kevin Love makes big donation to UCLA basketball facility
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kevin Love is making what UCLA's athletic department calls ''a significant financial contribution'' to the university where he helped the Bruins reach the Final Four in his lone season.
The UCLA athletic department said Love's unspecified donation announced Tuesday matches the amount Russell Westbrook gave last December which was the largest by a former Bruins basketball player in school history.
In return for his gift, UCLA's strength and conditioning facility to be located in the new Mo Ostin Basketball Center will be named for Love.
He led the Bruins to the Pac-10 regular-season and tournament titles and the Final Four during the 2007-08 season. Love left school early for the NBA draft, where he was selected fifth overall. He helped Cleveland win the NBA championship in June.
Love will be honored during UCLA's football game against Stanford at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
The new basketball training and performance facility is under construction near Pauley Pavilion and is scheduled to open in fall 2017.