Roundup: UCLA's Lonzo Ball will have final pre-draft meeting with Los Angeles Lakers

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Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Lonzo Ball will have his final predraft meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The Lakers have been the only team to meet with Ball thus far ahead of the NBA Draft on June 22.


USC President Max Nikias was named chair of the Pac-12 CEO Group, as noted by Alicia de Artola of Reign of Troy in this link. Replacing UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block, Nikias starts his term July 1.

Arizona State

The U.S. Open begins Thursday, so why don’t we drop some golf news on ya? Arizona State’s Missy Farr-Kaye was named Golfweek Coach of the Year in NCAA women’s golf alongside Oregon’s Casey Martin for the men.


Former Arizona men’s basketball five-star commit Terrance Ferguson said playing professionally in Australia prepared him better for the NBA than college could have, he told the Charlotte Observer (linked here by CBS Sports).


The marathon that is the 40-round MLB Draft is over, and Stanford had 10 players selected over the three days, which is the most for the program since the MLB Draft was “reduced” to 40 rounds and one shy of the school record set in 1992.

Oregon State

Take a look at where Oregon State players went in the MLB Draft, courtesy of The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Washington State

And here’s a Washington State MLB Draft recap thanks to Coug Center, as five Cougars went on the third and final day of the draft.


Cal men’s basketball will play Seattle U at KeyArena on December 19, Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reports (California Golden Blogs with the link).


Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is “doing extra homework” on Markelle Fultz, the likely pick of the Celtics at No. 1 in the 2017 NBA Draft (CBS Boston).


Be sure to peep these Dillon Brooks highlights from the 2016-17 season as he gets ready to hear his name called next week in the NBA Draft (Pac-12 Networks). Right now, DraftExpress has the Pac-12 Player of the Year going 44th overall to the New York Knicks.


Pat Rooney features Colorado men’s basketball incoming freshman D’Shawn Schwartz, a Colorado native who could be a significant contributor right off the bat.


Amy Donaldson of the Deseret News features Utah offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe, and she believes that his leadership will play a big role for the Utes in 2017.

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