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Basketball: UCLA’s Honeycutt turning pro

By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 7:10 pm in Basketball.

No surprise here: UCLA sophomore forward Tyler Honeycutt announced Monday he is headed to the NBA and will skip his final two seasons in Westwood.

Honeycutt said he hasn’t yet hired an agent, but plans to do so, which would make him ineligible to change his mind. The 6-foot-8 wing is projected as the No. 20 pick, according to the website NBAdraft.net.

“I’m 100% sure this is what I want to do,” he said at a press conference announcing his decision.

Honeycutt is the second Pac-10 non-senior to announce he’s headed to the NBA, following USC junior forward Nikola Vucevic last week. Here’s the full story on Honeycutt’s decision. And here’s the L.A. Times story.

Meanwhile, guard Larry Drew II, who left North Carolina at midseason, has enrolled at UCLA. He must sit out next season, then will have one year of eligibility remaining. Drew grew up in Woodland Hills and attended Taft HS. Here’s more on Drew.

The Bruins suddenly have a strong UNC flavor, with ex-Tar Heels Travis and David Wear set to become eligible as transfers next season.

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