NEW YORK -- The Seattle SuperSonics have taken UCLA guard
Russell Westbrook with the fourth overall pick in tonight's NBA
Westbrook and Kevin Love were a terrific tandem during the
Bruins' run to the Final Four last season. He averaged 12.7 points,
4.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals while controlling the
team's offense. He became UCLA's go-to guy in the NCAA tournament
semifinals last March, scoring 22 points in a loss to Memphis while
the Tigers kept Love quiet.
Westbrook was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and
was a Third Team all-conference selection. He has tremendous
quickness and a willingness to absorb contact while slashing past
defenders. He is an outstanding defensive player who made great
strides on offense as a sophomore last season.