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Former UCLA guard Bryce Alford to sign with Thunder

Bryce Alford

Bryce Alford will join Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf as another exceptional player out of UCLA looking to make his stamp in the NBA this upcoming season.

Alford, who was named first-team All-Pac-12 this year together with Ball and Leaf, took to Instagram to announce that he’ll be signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder:

The 20-year-old guard did wonders for the Bruins in his senior year by moving to shooting guard and have Ball run the point in his freshman campaign. In turn, Alford’s scoring prowess became even more prolific, setting a new school record in career three-pointers made (319) once held by former NBA player, Jason Kapono.

However, the Thunder already have a 15-man roster pretty much set for the upcoming season. As such, Alford would likely see professional action in the G-League as a member of the Oklahoma City Blue before making his NBA debut.

Nevertheless, Alford’s stunning ability to connect from downtown will work wonders for the Thunder offense should he develop other aspects of his game in the G-League, especially if he gets a chance to share the floor with reigning MVP and fellow UCLA product, Russell Westbrook, in the team’s backcourt.