UCLA’s Juzang could be first Asian American NBA lottery pick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Juzang’s impact at UCLA has been immediate since he transferred from Kentucky. He is the scorer and dynamic player the Bruins had been missing. The junior guard is playing his best at just the right time, leading the Bruins into the Final Four for the first time since 2008. He is projected to be the second Asian American taken in the first round of the NBA draft. He is also an inspiration for younger players at a time when hate crimes against Asian Americans are surging. Juzang says he’s happy to inspire anyone, and he enjoys hearing from Asian Americans who are excited about his success.