Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A top-ranked prospect from Lake Oswego High School, Love played one season of college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, and led the team to a Final Four appearance in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and consensus First Team All-American following the season. Love chose not to complete his three remaining years of college eligibility and declared for the 2008 NBA Draft. He was taken fifth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies, and was traded to the Timberwolves for the third overall selection, O. J. Mayo, in an eight-player deal. Love is currently one of the top rebounders in the NBA, and he is also known for his outlet passing.
Love was a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- UCLA Final Four apperance
- Elise Norvak (UCLA Cheerleader)