April 05, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ike Anigbogu (EE-kay ah-nee-BOH-goo) is leaving UCLA for the NBA draft, joining fellow freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf in departing after one season.

Anigbogu announced Wednesday on his social media accounts that he is declaring for the draft but won't hire an agent.

The 6-foot-10 forward-center from Corona, California, averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. He averaged 13 minutes while playing in 29 games without starting. He shot 56 percent from the floor and 53 from the free-throw line.

Anigbogu says it's been a dream of his to play in the NBA and he believes it's the right time to make the move.

Coach Steve Alford says Anigbogu has ''limitless potential'' in the pro ranks after making ''tremendous strides'' while at UCLA.

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