The Pac-12 goes 1-2, as UCLA Bruins point guard Lonzo Ball follows Markelle Fultz, being taken second overall. Ball is staying in Hollywood, headed to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Here’s the scouting report on Lonzo via our Zachary Regelin:
Ball is an analytics buff’s dream. He is an efficient scorer, shooting 55.1 percent from the field, and 41.2 percent from three. He led the Pac-12 in true shooting percentage, effective field goal percentage, and two-point field goal percentage. Not only does Ball shoot well from the effective spots, they’re essentially the only ones he does shoot. According to Hoop-Math, Ball shot only 26 times from spots that weren’t either at the rim or beyond the arc. Since the NBA has shifted focus to these shots over the past few years, a player with Ball’s strengths will be welcome on whichever team ends up calling his name.
Full scouting video is below via DraftExpress.