UCLA's Kevon Looney, Norman Powell to attend NBA combine

UCLA's Kevon Looney, Norman Powell to attend NBA combine
UCLA forward Kevon Looney and guard Norman Powell are expected to participate in the NBA combine May 12-17 in Chicago. (Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times / Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

While the NBA combine won't feature two of the top-ranked players in this year's draft class -- Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky) and Jahlil Okafer (Duke) -- UCLA will be well represented with both Kevon Looney and Norman Powell attending the event in Chicago May 12-17.

Looney nearly averaged a double-double for the Bruins putting up 11.6 points with 9.2 rebounds per game for the Bruins in his only college season. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound 19-year-old is ranked as the 18th best player available by


Looney was the second leading rebounder in the Pac-12 Conference. In his best game of the season, a double-overtime victory over Stanford, 86-81, Looney had 27 points with 19 boards.

Powell, who took the new non-traditional path to the draft using all four years of his eligibility, started 75 consecutive games for UCLA. He played in 141 total games.

Powell led the Bruins with 16.4 points per game this past year and has also received his bachelor's degree in history. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound guard is primarily seen as a second-round talent.

Last year, UCLA had three players selected in the first round of the draft, Zach Lavine (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jordan Adams (Memphis Grizzlies) and Kyle Anderson (San Antonio Spurs). Only Michigan produced three total picks, but only two first rounders.

The Bruins have had at least one player selected in the first round the last two years.

The NBA draft takes place June 25.

Combine players:

Cliff Alexander - Kansas
Justin Anderson - Virginia
Brandon Ashley - Arizona
Ryan Boatright - Connecticut
Devin Booker - Kentucky
Anthony Brown - Stanford
Willie Cauley-Stein - Kentucky
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse
Pat Connaughton - Notre Dame
Quinn Cook - Duke
Branden Dawson - Michigan State
George de Paula - Pinheiros (Brazil)
Sam Dekker - Wisconsin
Michael Frazier II - Florida
Treveon Graham - VCU
Jerian Grant - Notre Dame
Oliver Hanlan - Boston College
Montrezl Harrell - Louisville
Andrew Harrison - Kentucky
Aaron Harrison - Kentucky
Tyler Harvey - Eastern Washington
Corey Hawkins - UC Davis
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Arizona
Jonathan Holmes - Texas
Richaun Holmes - Bowling Green
R.J. Hunter - Georgia State
Vince Hunter - UTEP
Mouhammadou Jaiteh - Nanterre (France)
Dakari Johnson - Kentucky
Stanley Johnson - Arizona
Tyus Jones - Duke
Frank Kaminsky - Wisconsin
Kevon Looney - UCLA
Trey Lyles - Kentucky
Jarell Martin - LSU
Chris McCullough - Syracuse
Jordan Mickey - LSU
Larry Nance - Wyoming
Kelly Oubre - Kansas
Cameron Payne - Murray State
Terran Petteway - Nebraska
Bobby Portis - Arkansas
Chasson Randle - Stanford
Terry Rozier - Louisville
D'Angelo Russell - Ohio State
Keifer Sykes - Wisconsin Green Bay
TaShawn Thomas - Oklahoma
Marcus Thornton - Williams & Mary
J.P. Tokoto - North Carolina
Myles Turner - Texas
Robert Upshaw - Washington
Rashad Vaughn - UNLV
Chris Walker - Florida
Dez Wells - Maryland
Aaron White - Iowa
Alan Williams - UC Santa Barbara
Justise Winslow - Duke
Christian Wood - UNLV
Delon Wright - Utah
Joseph Young - Oregon

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