14 Ridiculous Facts On Kevon Looney

1. As a freshman playing college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 in 2014–15.

2. After the season, he decided to forego his college eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA draft, and was subsequently selected in the first round by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick.

3. He also received national recognition as a five-star prospect and earned All-American honors.

4. In his only season at UCLA, he led all freshmen in the nation in double-doubles, recording double figures in both points and rebounds in 15 games.

5. One of the top players in the Pac-12, he was also named to their all-freshman team.

6. Looney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Doug and Victoria Looney. As a youngster, he watched his older brother Kevin, who was six years older, play pickup games.

7. Looney announced on Halloween in 2013 his decision to attend the University of California, Los Angeles .

8. He rested for two-to-three weeks before the season and did not exhibit any related issues the rest of the season. In the season opener, he debuted with 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a 113–78 win over Montana State.

9. UCLA rarely called plays for Looney, and his scoring typically came off putbacks, fast breaks, and open shots. A natural at rebounding, his shooting improved as the season progressed.

10. He was a game-time decision to play the following day against Arizona, when he was cleared and fitted with a protective mask just 90 minutes before the contest.

11. Though impaired by the mask, he played 30 minutes but was limited, finishing below his season averages with only five points and four rebounds.

12. For the season, Looney started all 36 games and did not miss a practice. He averaged 11.6 points and led the team with 9.2 rebounds per game, finishing with 15 double-doubles.

13. Among all freshmen nationally, his double-doubles led the nation and his rebounding ranked second. His rebounds and double-doubles ranked second among all players in the Pac-12.

14. Looney made 47.0 percent of his field goals, and 41.5 percent from three-point range.

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