We’ve nearly completed the first week of the college basketball season, and while it might be early, something has been abundantly clear so far: Lonzo Ball is making a strong case for the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Draft sites and gurus alike were unsure how his unorthodox game would translate to the college level, mocking him in the top 10 before the season.

But Ball has been a revelation for a UCLA team that finished 15-17 last year for their first losing season since 1948. The team returned key pieces like senior swingman Isaac Hamilton, who earned Second-Team All-Pac 12 honors in 2015-16, along with senior point guard Bryce Alford, center Thomas Welsh and backup Aaron Holiday.

With Ball and fellow five-star freshman T.J. Leaf joining the returning talent, there was quite a bit to build on for this season. It’s obvious that Ball’s passing and unselfish nature has made UCLA into must-watch TV on the West Coast, with three-point barrages and ball movement that’s appealing even the most novice viewer