UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball has played his final game in a Bruins uniform. After the Bruins lost to No. 2 seed Kentucky 86-75 in the Sweet 16 on Friday night, Ball announced that he is headed to the professional ranks.

“That was my final game for UCLA,” he said. “I appreciate the fans.”

Ball is widely considered among the top five prospects in the upcoming draft. The freshman phenom led the country in assists with 7.6 per game, and averaged 14.7 points per game in leading the Bruins to a 31-5 record -- just one season removed from a 15-17 record under Steve Alford.