Kevin Love Biography
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
Kevin Love is one of the most talented players in the Country. This freshman sensation has the skills to lead UCLA to this year's NCAA Championship!
Growing UpKevin Love was born with excellent basketball genes. His father Stan Love was a college star at the University of Oregon and played four years in the NBA. Kevin had always had advanced skills for his age and was always taller than his peers. Kevin first dunked the ball as a seventh grader. He attended Lake Oswego High School where he averaged 26.8 points and 14.5 rebounds in his four year career. He also scored a total of 2628 points - an Oregon state record. His accomplishments didn't go unnoticed as he was named the 2007 National Player of the Year by nearly every newspaper and magazine. He also played in the prestigious McDonalds All-American Game.
UCLAKevin Love came to UCLA as one of the most highly anticipated recruits in school history. That is saying a lot considering the fact that UCLA is one of the storied college basketball programs ever. In his first year with the Bruins, Kevin averaged an impressive 17.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He also logged in an incredible 23 double-doubles and led the Bruins to a 35-3 record. In his first season, Kevin led UCLA to the Final Four.
Special TalentThere is no doubt that Kevin has all the tools to be a star in the NBA someday. There is nothing he can't do on the basketball court. He can shoot the ball, he has great court vision and he is a relentless rebounder. He has a very old school type of game with his crafty post moves. Kevin is also very smooth and has incredible finesse for a person of his size. Off the court, Kevin is very humble and nice and is said to be one of the most popular students at UCLA.
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Kevin Says..."I'm not here for records. I'm here to help my teammates the best I can. I hope people see that I embraced the UCLA tradition and hopefully that will lead us to win a national championship so we can bring home #12 (national championship) for UCLA basketball."