Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang has landed at UCLA.
The Los Angeles native chose the Bruins over Oregon, Texas Tech, Arizona, Villanova and Notre Dame.
Juzang will seek a waiver to play immediately during the 2020-21 season, according to reports.
“I developed a good relationship with Coach (Mick) Cronin and I think it is a really good fit and love what he is doing with the program and the upward trend that they are on. Growing up 15 minutes from Westwood, UCLA has always been a team that I really have wanted to play for and to be able to compete for a national title and to do that for the home team really fires me up,” Juzang told Rivals.com. “All of that along with coming home and having the support of family and friends is also huge, especially with all of the craziness going on, having that all, it is huge for both on the court and off the court.”
Juzang played in 28 games for Kentucky as a freshman, starting in two. He averaged 2.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 12.3 minutes per game.
UCLA loses guard Prince Ali and forward Alex Olesinski to graduation, while junior guard Chris Smith is testing the NBA Draft waters.
The Bruins also join point guard Daishen Nix and small forward Jaylen Clark in the 2020 class.
Photo: UK Athletics
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.