Battle of the Backcourts: UK vs. UCLA

03/22/2017 05:53 PM

Kentucky and UCLA feature two of the most explosive backcourts in the country.

Lonzo Ball and Bryce Alford lead the way for UCLA. Ball averages 14.7 points, 7.6 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game, while Alford averages 15.6 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. Both are shooting over 40 percent from the three-point line.

De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk make up over 41 percent of Kentucky’s scoring. Monk averages 20 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, while Fox is scoring 16.1 points, dishing out 4.6 assists and grabbing 4 rebounds per game.

It will be a battle of the backcourts. Which one is better? Lachlan McLean joins Clayton Abernathy to discuss.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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