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NBA Starts Season With Eight Bruins On Team Rosters
By: UCLA Athletics

Nov. 2, 2001

The 2001-02 NBA season started on Tuesday (Oct. 30) with eight former UCLA players on team rosters.

Leading the Bruin contingent is NBA veteran Reggie Miller, entering his 15th year with the Indiana Pacers. Joining Miller in the NBA are seven other Bruins - Mitchell Butler, Portland Trail Blazers (seventh year in the NBA), Baron Davis, Charlotte Hornets (third year in the NBA), Jelani McCoy (Los Angeles Lakers, fourth year in the NBA), Darrick Martin, Dallas Mavericks (eighth year in the NBA), Jerome Moiso, Charlotte Hornets (second year in the NBA), Tracy Murray, Toronto Raptors (10th year in the NBA) and Earl Watson, in his rookie season with the Seattle Supersonics.

During the preseason fall camps, the Bruins had two others players on NBA rosters - Don MacLean, who was traded by the Miami Heat to the Toronto Raptors and then released, along with JaRon Rush, who was released by the Seattle Supersonics. MacLean has had a nine-year NBA career. This week Rush was drafted by the Roanoke, VA Dazzle, a team in the newly formed National Basketball Development League.

UCLA's eight players in the NBA are No. 5 on the chart of schools with players in the NBA for the 2001-02 season. Leading the pack is North Carolina, with 13 players, including unretired Michael Jordan with the Washington Wizards, followed by Arizona (11), Kentucky and Duke, each with 10, Michigan State (9) and UCLA, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, UConn and Michigan, all with eight.

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Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA