Pacers select UCLA’s Leaf, Anigbogu in NBA Draft

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WANE) – The Pacers are turning over a new leaf – but they have haven’t parted ways with Paul George yet.

Indiana selected T.J. Leaf out of UCLA with the 18th pick in the NBA Draft. The forward out of UCLA averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Bruins.

T.J.’s father, Brad, went to Lawrence North High School and played college basketball at the University of Evansville.

With their second round pick, Indiana chose Ike Anigbogu also out of UCLA. This raw 6-foot-10-inch player averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in just 13.0 minutes as a freshman last year.