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UCLA Returns To Pauley Pavilion To Host Arizona State And No. 7 Arizona
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Release:  01/13/2004

Jan. 13, 2004

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UCLA'S NEXT GAME

UCLA (8-3 overall, Pac-10 4-0, T-1st) vs. ARIZONA STATE (6-6 overall, Pac-10 0-3, 9th), Thursday, Jan. 15, Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.PT (TV-None/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150,with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean).

LOOKING AHEAD
UCLA vs. No. 7 ARIZONA - Saturday, Jan. 17, Pauley Pavilion, 3:00 p.m.PT (TV-ABC (Channel 7 in Los Angeles/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150,with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). The Wildcats (10-2 overall, Pac-10 2-1, 3rd) play at USC on Thursday.

UCLA STAFF - Joining Howland are assistant coaches - Donny Daniels, for the last three seasons was the head coach at CS Fullerton; Ernie Zeigler, for the last two years served on Howland's Pittsburgh staff and Kerry Keating, for the last two seasons was at Tennessee under Buzz Peterson, along with Director of Operations Chris Carlson, who for the last two seasons served in the same capacity for Howland at Pittsburgh. Rounding out the staff is Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, in his 12th season.

UCLA'S LAST GAMES - Jan. 10- UCLA 86, at Washington 84 - Before 7,638 at Bank of America Arena in Seattle, UCLA defeated Washington 86-84 in overtime (the 86 points is UCLA's single-game high). For the second game in a row, the Bruins won on late clutch free throws by Dijon Thompson and were led by the scoring and rebounding of T. J. Cummings. It was UCLA's fifth straight win over the Huskies.

UCLA led 38-27 at halftime and in the second half, with 6:01 left in regulation, the Bruins led by nine points (63-54), when point guard Cedric Bozeman fouled out. Washington's press and defensive intensity brought the Huskies back, and with 1:27 left in regulation, UW had outscored UCLA 17-9 and Nate Robinson's three-point play pulled the Huskies to within one point (72-71). A Janou Rubin basket with 1:18 left in regulation gave the Bruins a 74-71 lead, but Washington scored the next four points, to take a 75-74 advantage with 44 seconds remaining. Trevor Ariza was then fouled by Washington's Hakeem Rollins, missed his first free throw, but connected on the next, to tie the score at 75 and send the game into overtime.

In overtime, UCLA led 84-81 (1:03 left in overtime), on an Ariza dunk (assist by Thompson). With 52 seconds left in OT, Washington tied the score (84-84) on a three-point play by Brandon Roy. Then with 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Roy fouled Thompson, who connected on both free throws to give the Bruins the 86-84 win (vs. Washington State, Thompson's two free throws with seven seconds remaining sealed UCLA's 48-45 victory over the Cougars in Spokane).

UCLA was led by four players in double figures - Cummings' first season double-double (third career), a team and season-high 22 points (8-12, career-best 2-3 from three-point range, 4-5), a game and season-best 11 rebounds (3-8) in a career-high 39 minutes; Ariza's 21 points, eight rebounds and a season-high tying three steals and two blocked shots in a season-best 38 minutes; Thompson's 13 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists and Michael Fey's 12 points.

The Bruins' shot 51.5 (35-68, season-bests) from the field, 18.2 (2-11) from three-point range and 70.0 (14-20) from the foul line, with a game-high tying 40 rebounds and season-high 24 turnovers.

The Huskies shot 40.8 (29-71) from the field, 31.3 (5-16) from three-point range and 72.4 (21-29) from the foul line, with 40 rebounds and 17 turnovers. UW dropped to 5-7 overall and 0-4 in the Pac-10 and was led by Will Conroy's 29 points.

Jan. 8 - UCLA 48, at Washington State 45 - Before 2,861 at the Spokane Arena, Dijon Thompson's two free throws with seven seconds left to play sealed UCLA's 48-45 win over the Cougars.

It was UCLA's 22nd straight victory over WSU, dating back to 1993. The last time UCLA scored 48 points was last season, in a 79-48 loss at Oregon (the last time UCLA scored in the forties for a victory was in 1982 - 42-34 at Stanford and 48-47 vs. Notre Dame in Pauley Pavilion). The last time UCLA held an opponent to 45 or less points was in 2001 (a home win over Oregon State, 67-40). It was the lowest scoring UCLA-WSU game since 1937-38 (two Washington State victories in Pullman, 48-25 and 40-31). It was also the lowest scoring Pac-10 game the Cougars have been a part of in 21 years.

After leading 20-19 at halftime, the Bruins increased their lead to four points on four occasions in the second half, the final time at 34-30 (11:52 left to play), on a jumper by Trevor Ariza. The Cougars then led three times in the second half, the final time at 1:35 remaining, on Marcus Moore's jump shot that gave WSU a 45-44 advantage. With 1:12 left, Cedric Bozeman's layup (assist from Ryan Hollins) gave the Bruins a 46-45 lead. With 18 seconds left to play, a steal by Ariza stopped one Cougar possession and then with seven seconds remaining, WSU's Thomas Kelati fouled Thompson. Prior to Thompson's winning free throws, the Bruins were 1-7 from the foul line, but Thompson connected on both attempts to give the Bruins the 48-45 victory.

UCLA had two players in double figures-T. J. Cummings' team-high 12 points and eight rebounds and Thompson's 11 points and six rebounds.

The Bruins' shot 42.9 (21-49) from the field, 27.3 (3-11) from three-point range and 33.3 (3-9) from the foul line, with a game-high 33 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

WSU shot 37.5 (18-48) from the field, 30.8 (4-13) from three-point range and 71.4 (5-7) from the foul line, with 30 rebounds and 14 turnovers. The Cougars were led by Moore's 13 points as WSU dropped to 7-6 overall and 1-2 in Pac-10 play.

HEAD COACH ROB EVANS - In his sixth season at ASU, he owns a record of 86-78. He is 4-6 against UCLA. Evans is in his 12th year as a collegiate head coach and is 172-159.

THE SUN DEVILS - ASU has lost four games in a row, including their first three Pac-10 contests. Last week the Sun Devils were swept at home by the Bay Area schools, losing to Stanford, 63-62 after rallying from a huge deficit to take a late lead, and to California, 74-62. ASU is led by Ike Diogu (23.4 points, No. 1 in the Pac-10 and 9.1 rebounds, No. 3 in the Pac-10) and Stevie Moore (15.5 ppg).

SERIES HISTORY - UCLA leads it 47-13 but have lost the last three meetings between the two schools. Last year, ASU won 75-64 at Pauley Pavilion and 85-69 in Tempe. The Sun Devils also won in Pauley in 2002 (69-68) for the first time since 1987.

BRUIN HEADLINES

T. J. CUMMINGS - UCLA'S PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE - In the Bruins' 86-84OT win at Washington, Cummings had his first season double-double (third career), with a team and season-high 22 points (8-12, career-best 2-3 from three-point range, 4-5), a game and season-best 11 rebounds (3-8), with one assist in a career-high 39 minutes and just one turnover. In the Bruins' 48-45 win over Washington State in Spokane, Cummings had a team-high 12 points, with a team-high eight rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes, with just one turnover. In two games in the NW, he averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, shot 60.9 (14-23) from the field, 66.7 (2-3) from three-point range and 80.0 (4-5) from the foul line, with 1.5 assists and just 1.5 turnovers in 36.0 minutes.

Overall he's UCLA's No. 3 scorer (12.4) and No. 2 rebounder (6.4) and in Pac-10 games, he's averaging 12.0 points and 8.3 rebounds. He's led UCLA in scoring the last two games and in rebounding the last three. He's scored in double figures in six of seven games, including the last three.

PAC-10 PLAY - UCLA is 4-0 in Pac-10 play. Last season, the Bruins did not earn their fourth league win until Feb. 27, making their record 4-11.

UCLA was 4-0 in 2002 and 2001 but lost game No. 5 both times. The Bruins have not started the Pac-10 5-0 since 1996 and that year they lost at Arizona in game six.

TRENDS - UCLA is allowing opponents to shoot just .403 from the floor. Only two opponents (UCSB, .522; Michigan, .463) have shot better than .435 and four have been held under .400.

UCLA has outrebounded five of its last six opponents (the sixth is a tie). Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded just twice in 11 games.

UCLA's 53 second-half point total against Oregon State is its highest output of the year for any half. In Pac-10 play, UCLA is shooting .506 from the floor while holding opponents to .406. The Bruins are outrebounding their opponents by 5.8 boards per game.

Brian Morrison - in the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison suffered a left hamstring strain and is out approximately 2-3 weeks. He has missed the last five games and his status for this week's games vs. the Arizona schools in Pauley is undecided. He is UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points.

T. J. CUMMINGS - Cummings was cleared to play on Wednesday (Dec. 17) after being academically ineligible for the first quarter. He has led the Bruins in scoring the last two games and in rebounding the last three. In his debut contest vs. UC Santa Barbara, Cummings led the Bruins with 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He then started his first game of the season vs. Michigan State and again led UCLA in scoring (25 minutes, 13 points, five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal).

Trevor Ariza - UCLA freshman Trevor Ariza made his regular season debut in the Bruins' win over LMU (Dec. 13), playing 32 minutes, with 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists and blocked shots. Since Nov. 28, Ariza had been sidelined with spontaneous pneumothorax. (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs) and missed the Bruins' first three regular season games.

Matt McKinney - On Nov. 4, UCLA announced that McKinney, 6-8 redshirt freshman forward from Santa Ynez HS, would miss 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot. The foot was casted (with no surgery). McKinney originally injured his left foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. McKinney's left foot was recently removed from the cast and he's now facing 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation.

CO-CAPTAINS - Bruin head coach Ben Howland has appointed juniors, Cedric Bozeman and Dijon Thompson, as UCLA's season-long captains.

BRUIN NOTES
UCLA VS. NO. 1 - UCLA's 96-89OT victory over No. 1 Arizona on Mar. 13, 2003, in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament, was the fourth over a top-ranked team in as many years. On Jan. 12, 2002, UCLA defeated No. 1 Kansas, 87-77, at Pauley Pavilion. On Feb. 3, 2001, UCLA's 79-73 victory over No. 1 Stanford, the last undefeated team at the time, was its second against the No. 1 team in the nation in less than one year. Its victory over No. 1 Stanford on March 4, 2000 was the school's first over a No. 1 team since Dec. 1, 1986, when the Bruins defeated No. 1 North Carolina, 89-84 at Pauley Pavilion. The last time UCLA defeated a No. 1 team that late in the season was in 1980, when the Bruins upset DePaul in the second round of the NCAA Tournament en route to the title game against Louisville.

UCLA has defeated the nation's No. 1 team on the Associated Press poll on 10 occasions, ranking first on the all-time list. Behind UCLA (as of Dec 12) - North Carolina/Maryland (9), Duke (8), Oklahoma/Georgia Tech (7) and Kentucky,/Notre Dame/Ohio State (6).

In Bruin history, during the regular season, UCLA is 7-11 vs. the No. 1 team, including last season's overtime win over Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament, the Bruins have a record of 3-6 vs. the nation's No. 1 ranked team, including UCLA's 76-63 loss to Duke in the 2001 NCAA East Region "Sweet 16".

4 Trevor Ariza
6-7, 194, Fr., F, Los Angeles, CA (Westchester)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Athlon No. 29 incoming freshman in the U. S., Street & Smith's All-West Incoming Freshman (Top 100 College Freshman).

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Ariza has played eight games (seven starts) and is averaging 12.9 points (No. 2 on team), a team-high 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a team-high 1.9 steals in 31.8 minutes. He's led the Bruins in rebounding in three of the last six games (9 vs. Oregon State, 15 at Michigan, 7 vs. Michigan State). In Pac-10 play, he is averaging a team-high 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds (No. 2) while shooting .542 (26-48) from the floor.

ARIZA'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 38 minutes vs. Washington; 24 points vs. OSU; 14 rebounds vs. Michigan; 4 assists vs. UCSB; 3 steals vs. Washington, WSU, Michigan, MSU; 2 blocked shots vs. Washington, Loyola.

ARIZA'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 12) - Scoring - 16th, 12.9; Reb. - 7th, 7.5; Stls. - 4th, 1.88; Off. Rebs. - 4th, 3.38.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Ariza did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky due to a spontaneous pneumothorax (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs/Nov. 28) ... He made his debut against Loyola and accounted for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench ... He made his first career start vs. UCSB and had eight points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes ... In 34 minutes against Michigan State, he had five points, a game-high seven rebounds, three assists and a game-high three steals ... At Michigan, Ariza had his first career double-double (season-high 15 points/game-high 14 rebounds, it's the most rebounds by a Bruin freshman starter since 1998-99-JaRon Rush had 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99) and Dan Gadzuric had 14 rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4/99), with a season-high three steals, two assists and one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had a season and game-high 24 points (11-13, 2-4, 0-2), including 20 points in the second half, and a game-high nine rebounds in 32 minutes ... That was the most points by a Bruin freshman starter since Jason Kapono scored 27 points twice in 2000 ... Vs. Oregon, he played 26 minutes and contributed eight points and seven rebounds ... At Washington State, he had eight points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes ... At Washington, he had 21 points (9-16, 0-2, 3-7), eight rebounds, two assists and a season-high tying three steals and two blocks in 38 minutes ... He scored 15 of his points after halftime ... In the overtime period, he had five points, two steals and one assist.

CAREER - A second-team Parade Magazine All-American in 2002-03, in his prep career Ariza helped lead Westchester to the 2003 and 2002 CIF Div. I State titles . . . As a senior last season under Westchester coach Ed Azzam, the Comets were 32-3 overall and No. 5 in the final USA Today national prep rankings (No. 2 in the West) . . . In 2003, Ariza averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots and steals ...Was also an EA Sports All-American (Ariza represented the West squad at the 2003 EA Sports Roundball Classic held at the United Center in Chicago on March 31), HoopScoop No. 15 U. S. senior, (southern CA top-ranked senior), Cal-HiSports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Los Angeles City Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF.

13 Gene Barnes
5-10, 165, So, G, Novato, CA (The Branson School)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - He has not yet played in a game.

BARNES' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS- minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Barnes has not played in the Bruins' first 11 games.

BARNES' CAREER HIGHS-4 minutes vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); points vs. ; 1 rebound vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 1 assist vs. Duke (11/30/02); steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

CAREER - At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Barnes, a walkon guard, was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award (academic achievement and team contribution award) ... A redshirt freshman in 2002-03, he appeared in UCLA's first four games (averaged 2.3 minutes), then was sidelined with a back injury and missed the rest of the season ... Barnes redshirted in 2001-02 ... In 2001 as a senior at The Branson School, Barnes was named a Top 25 Nor Cal prep and was nominated by Who's Who in Sports as one of the nation's finest high school athletes ... As a senior in high school, he averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and only two turnovers a game.

21 Cedric Bozeman
6-6, 199, Jr., G, Los Angeles, CA (Mater Dei HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 11 games (all starts), he is averaging 9.9 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds (No. 4) and 0.8 steals in 34.5 minutes (No. 2). In his last three games, he has made 11 of 18 field goal attempts and is averaging 8.7 points (26).

BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky; 17 points vs. UC Riverside; 10 rebounds vs. Loyola; 9 assists vs. Vermont; 2 steals vs. UCSB; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, UM. BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 12) - Assists - 3rd, 5.45; Assist/TO Ratio - 8th, 1.62.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Entering his third season as the Bruins' starting point guard, Bozeman, along with junior Dijon Thompson, are UCLA co-captains for 2003-04 ... Against Vermont, he contributed 12 points, a career-high nine assists with just one turnover, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes ... It was his pass to Ryan Hollins that resulted in the free throw for the game-winning points ... Against UC Riverside, he had a career-high tying 17 points (7-14, 1-2, 2-3), seven assists, six rebounds, five turnovers and one steal in 38 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he played a career-high tying 40 minutes and had 12 points, a then-career-high tying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Against Loyola, he hit a three-point basket with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins a 69-66 victory ... On the night, he played 39 minutes, recorded his first career double-double with a team-high 16 points (5-12, 2-4, 4-8) and a career-high 10 rebounds and added two assists ... In 37 minutes vs. UCSB, Bozeman had 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals ... In 36 minutes against Michigan State, Bozeman had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... At Michigan, he contributed four points, two rebounds, a game-high eight assists, one steal and a career-high tying one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had three points, six assists and six rebounds in 25 minutes (he missed some time with an abdominal strain) and no turnovers ... Against Oregon, he contributed 12 points (4-5, 4-4), including four straight made free throws in the final 2:30, five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Washington State, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes ... His layup with 1:12 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good (46-45) ... At Washington, he had eight points, eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes before fouling out with 6:00 remaining in regulation.

BOZEMAN'S CAREER HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/6/03), Oregon (1/30/03) and USD (11/26/02); 17 points vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Oregon (1/30/03); 10 rebounds vs. Loyola (12/13/03); 9 assists vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 2 steals vs. UCSB (12/17/03), Oregon (1/30/03), California (1/25/03) and USD (11/26/02); 1 blocked shot, five times, last vs. Michigan (12/27/03).

CAREER - Injuries have interrupted Bozeman's last two seasons ... Last year as a sophomore, he missed the final eight games with a shoulder injury (had surgery to correct the instablility on March 25) and as a true freshman in 2001-02, he missed seven early season games (and four additional starts), because of a right knee cartilage tear that required surgery ... Before last season's shoulder surgery, he started 17 of 21 games and as a freshman, he started 17 of the last 18 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team ... One of the top high school players in the nation in 2000-01 at Mater Dei, Bozeman committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000 ... A 2001 McDonald's All-American.

5 Jon Crispin
6-0, 205, Sr., G, Pitman, NJ (Penn State/Pitman HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Crispin has appeared in three games and is averaging 5.7 minutes, 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and shooting 1.000 (2-2) from the foul line.

CRISPIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 9 minutes vs. OSU; 3 points vs. OSU; 1 rebound vs. OSU, UCSB; 1 assist vs. OSU; steal vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Crispin did not play in the Bruins' first four games and did not play vs. Michigan State ... In three minutes vs. UCSB, he had one rebound ... In five minutes at Michigan, he scored two points ... In nine minutes vs. Oregon State, he scored three points and added one rebound and one assist ... He did not play against Oregon, Washington State or Washington.

CRISPIN'S CAREER HIGHS-22 minutes vs. Duke (11/30/02); 11 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 3 rebounds vs. Kansas (12/21/02); 2 assists vs. Arizona (2/13/03), California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 1 steal vs. California (2/20/03), Arizona (2/13/03) and Michigan (12/28/02); 0 blocked shots vs.

CAREER - During the off-season season, Crispin had foot surgery (left big toe) to repair an old injury ... Appeared in 23 games last season as a junior, started once (Duke, season-high 22 minutes) and averaged 8.4 minutes a contest ... Sat out the 2001-02 campaign after transferring from Penn State ... A mainstay at Penn State from 1999-2001, Crispin, along with is brother Joe, helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2001 NCAA "Sweet 16" ... As a sophomore at Penn State, Crispin started 31 of 33 games, averaged 27.8 minutes, 7.2 points and shot 35.6 (42-118) from three-point range ... Scored a career-high 26 points in the Nittany Lions' 73-68 win at Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2000 ... Superb all-around athlete (football, basketball, baseball) at Pitman, NJ HS.

43 T. J. CUMMINGS
6-9, 215, Sr., F, Homewood, IL (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Cummings has played in seven games (six starts) and is averaging 12.4 points (No. 3 on the team) and 6.4 rebounds (No. 2) in 28.6 minutes and shooting 58.1 (No. 2, 36-62) from the field and 81.3 (13-16) from the foul line. He's led the Bruins in scoring four of the last seven games (including the last two) and in rebounding in each of the last three contests. He has scored in double figures in six of his seven games this year ... In his last three games, he is averaging 15.3 points (46) and 9.3 rebounds (28) while making 18 of 29 shots (62.1) from the floor, two of three (66.7) from three-point range and eight of nine (88.9) from the line.

CUMMINGS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington; 22 points vs. Washington; 11 rebounds vs. Washington; 3 assists vs. MSU; 1 steal vs. MSU, UM; 1 blocked shot vs. OSU. CUMMINGS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS -

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Cummings did not play in UCLA's first four games (he was academically ineligible Fall Quarter and regained his eligibility on Dec. 17 following Fall Quarter exams/Dec. 8-12). ... He came off the bench against UCSB and had a team-high 14 points (5-5, 4-5), one rebound and one assist in 26 minutes ... Started vs. Michigan State, and again led UCLA in scoring (13 points, 6-11/0-0/1-2), with five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal ... At Michigan, Cummings had 12 points and six rebounds ... Against Oregon State, he had two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had 12 points (4-6, 4-4) and a game and then season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 12 points and eight rebounds - both team highs - and two assists in 33 minutes ... At Washington, he scored a season-best 22 points (8-12, 2-3, 4-5) and added a season-high 11 rebounds - leading the team in both categories - and one assist in a career-best 39 minutes ... He grabbed seven of his rebounds in the second half and added one in overtime.

CUMMINGS' CAREER HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington (1/10/04); 25 points vs. South Carolina (11/21/01); 14 rebounds vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 assists vs. Michigan St. (12/20/03), Portland (12/14/02) and USC (1/10/02); 2 steals vs. USC (1/8/03); 2 blocked shots, seven times, last Arizona (3/13/03).

CAREER - From last season, Cummings, son of NBA and DePaul great Terry Cummings, is UCLA's No. 1 returning rebounder (4.9) and No. 2 returning scorer (10.3) ... He has the most career appearances on the team (94, 23 starts) entering the 2003-04 season ... Tied a school record as a sophomore in 2001-02 for games played (33) and received UCLA's Sixth-Man Award at the 2002 season-ending banquet) ... As a true freshman in 2000-01, he earned first-team All-Pac-10 Freshman honors (burst onto the collegiate scene on Nov. 9, 2000, at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York City, getting a then career-high 24 points and seven rebounds in the Bruins' season-opener vs. Kansas/the 24 points was the best performance ever by a Bruin freshman in his debut game) ... Cummings was UCLA's first recruit before the 2000-01 season, announcing his NLI during the early signing period in Nov. 1999 ...As a senior prepster in 1999-00 at Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL), he earned USA Today Honorable Mention All-America ... Experience at the international level, playing on the 2000 USA Basketball Junior Select team and winning a gold medal on the 1998 USA Basketball World Youth squad.

45 Michael Fey
7-0, 257, So., C, Olympia, WA (Capital HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 11 games (all starts), he is averaging 9.1 points (No. 6 on the team), 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, while shooting a team-high .587 from the floor and .684 from the line in 21.6 minutes.

FEY'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside; 20 points vs. Vermont; 8 rebounds vs. Vermont; 1 assist vs. Oregon, UM, UCSB; 2 steals vs. Washington; 3 blocked shots vs. UC Riverside. FEY'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 12) - Rebounding - ; FG% - 2nd, 55.6; Blkd. Shots - 9th, 1.09.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against Vermont, he recorded career highs for points (20) and rebounds (eight, four offensive) and added two blocks ... He made eight of 13 shots from the floor and four of seven from the line ... He had 18 points and six rebounds in the second half ... Against UC Riverside, he contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a career-high 33 minutes ... He played 25 minutes vs. Kentucky due to foul trouble and had five points, five rebounds, one block and one steal ... 14 minutes against Loyola, all in the first half, and finished with six points, six rebounds and two blocks ... He was poked in the left eye (corneal abrasion) near the end of the half and was sent to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation ... In 26 minutes against UCSB, he had nine points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... In 18 minutes vs. Michigan State, Fey contributed nine points and four rebounds ... At Michigan, had six points, three rebounds and a season-high tying one assist ... Against Oregon State, he had 11 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block ... At Washington State, he had four points and one block in 15 minutes ... At Washington, he made 12 points (5-6, 2-3) and added two steals in 23 minutes.

FEY'S CAREER HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 20 points vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 8 rebounds vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 1 assist vs. Oregon (1/4/04), Michigan (12/27/03), UCSB (12/17/03), Oregon (1/30/03), Arizona (1/18/03), Washington (1/2/03), Kansas (12/21/02) and Portland (12/14/02); 2 steal vs. Washington (1/10/04); 3 blocked shots vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Portland (12/14/02).

CAREER - Appeared in 20 games last year as a true freshman, starting early in the season vs. Long Beach State, Portland and Northern Arizona ... Averaged almost eight minutes a contest in 2002-03 ... Originally signed his NLI in Nov. 2000, but in June 2001, it was announced that he could not attend UCLA in 2001-02 because he had not met NCAA initial eligibility requirements ... During his senior prep campaign of 2000-01, Fey (Capital HS) was rated by insiderhoops.com as the No. 10 high school center in the nation, averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots and shooting 56.0 from the field and 80.0 from the foul line.

55 Quinn Hawking
6-3, 199, So., G, Brea, CA (Anaheim HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Hawking has not yet appeared in a game.

HAWKING'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in the Bruins' first 11 games.

HAWKING'S CAREER HIGHS - 4 minutes vs. Arizona (1/18/03) and Portland (12/14/02); 3 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 1 rebound vs. Portland (12/14/02); assists vs.; steals vs.; blocked shots vs.

CAREER - Hawking is a walkon sophomore following a redshirt season in 2001-02 ... Appeared in five games last year as a redshirt freshman (averaged 2.2 minutes) ...Quinn's father, Bob Hawking, coached UCLA all-time leading scorer Don MacLean at Simi Valley HS and was also head coach at CS Fullerton and now Anaheim HS ... As a senior in 2001 at Anaheim HS, Quinn averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game and also connected on 94 three-pointers.

52 John Hoffart
6-10, 258, Sr., C, Davis, CA (Cal Poly-SLO/Davis HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Hoffart has played in two games and is averaging 1.0 points in 3.5 minutes.

HOFFART'S 2003-04 HIGHS - 4 minutes vs. Loyola; 2 points vs. Loyola; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots, vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky ... He played four second-half minutes against Loyola and scored two points and drew an offensive foul ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State ... At Michigan, Hoffart played three minutes ... He has not played versus Oregon State, Oregom, Washington State and Washington.

HOFFART'S CAREER HIGHS - 6 minutes vs. Portland (12/14/02); 3 points vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Oregon (1/31/02); rebounds vs.; 1 assist vs. Oregon (3/31/02); steal, vs.; blocked shots, vs.

CAREER - Hoffart (Ho-fert) as a junior last season appeared in five games and as a sophomore in 2001-02, eight contests ... Sat out 2000-01 after transferring from Cal-Poly SLO ... As a true frosh at CP-SLO in 1999-00, Hoffart appeared in 26 games, including 15 Big West Conference contests and started seven ... Football and basketball standout at Davis, CA HS.

15 Ryan Hollins
7-0, 225, So., C, Pasadena, CA (Muir HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 11 games (three starts), Hollins is averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds (No. 5 on the team) in 22.8 minutes, while shooting .559 from the floor.

HOLLINS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 32 minutes vs. UC Riverside, Vermont; 11 points vs. Oregon State; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 4 assists vs. UC Riverside; 1 steal vs. OSU, UM, Loyola; 3 blocked shots vs. Loyola.

HOLLINS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 12) - Blkd. Shots - 6th, 1.50.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He came off the bench in the opener against Vermont and contributed two points and five rebounds in 32 minutes ... His free throw with four seconds remaining in the game (he made the first of two) provided the game-winning point ... He started at forward and played 32 minutes against UC Riverside, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and four assists ... Against Kentucky, he started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... He started and played 28 minutes against Loyola, contributing nine rebounds, three blocks, one point and one steal ... In 10 minutes off the bench against UCSB, he had one rebound and two blocks ... In 22 minutes of the bench vs. Michigan State, Hollins contributed seven points, three rebounds, one assist and blocked shot ... At Michigan, he had three points, five rebounds, two blocks and a career-high tying one steal ... Against Oregon State, he had a season-high 11 points (5-6, 1-5), four rebounds, one steal and one block in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed nine points (4-6, 1-1) and four rebounds in 19 minutes ... At Washington State, he had two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes ... At Washington, he had two points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

HOLLINS' CAREER HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. ASU (2/15/03) and Oregon (1/30/03); 14 points vs. Georgetown (2/8/03); 11 rebounds vs. Oregon (1/30/03); 4 assists vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 1 steal, nine times, last vs. Oregon State (1/2/04); 7 blocked shots vs. Oregon (1/30/03).

CAREER - Hollins, who started the Bruins' final 14 games last season and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team, was a member of last summer's USA Junior World team and last spring was a high jumper (7-0.25) on the UCLA men's T & F team ... In his final 14 games last season, he averaged 22.1 minutes, 6.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks (his seven blocks vs. Oregon on Jan. 30 was a Pac-10 single-game best) and shot 62.3 from the field ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year banquet, he was given the Seymour Armond Memorial Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Freshman ... On the 2003 summer USA Junior World team, Hollins helped lead the U. S. to a 7-1 record (fifth-place) at the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 10-20) ... He started the final six games for the U. S. and overall averaged 22.1 minutes, 7.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks and shot 48.0 from the field and 63.6 from the foul line ...A late addition to the Bruin roster, Hollins signed his UCLA Grant-in-Aid in June 2002 ... In Nov. 2001, he originally signed a NLI with Saint Louis ... But in April 2002, Billiken head coach Lorenzo Romar, a former Bruin assistant coach, left Saint Louis to take the head coaching position at Washington, his alma mater ... Hollins then requested to get out of his NLI and Saint Louis gave him a complete release, making him eligible to play for the Bruins as a true freshman (in 2002-03) with four years of eligibility ... As a senior at Muir HS, Hollins was rated the No. 3 center on the West Coast by PrepWestHoops.com. averaging 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots ... Also placed third at the 2002 CA State T & F meet in the triple jump (48-2.75).

54 Josiah Johnson
6-8, 257, Jr., F, Los Angeles, CA (Montclair Prep)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 10 games (one start), Johnson is averaging 10.9 minutes, 1.4 points and 3.2 rebounds.

JOHNSON'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Kentucky; 5 points vs. Loyola; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 1 assist vs. UC Riverside; 1 steal vs. Michigan, UC Riverside; 1 blocked shots vs. OSU, MSU.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He started vs. Vermont and contributed a then-career-high six rebounds and two points in 20 minutes ... Against UC Riverside, he had three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes ... He had four rebounds in 26 minutes against Kentucky ... In 15 minutes against Loyola, he grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and added five points ... He did not play vs. UCSB ... In 11 minutes vs. Michigan State, Johnson had four rebounds and a season-high one blocked shot ... At Michigan, he had one point, rebound and steal ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, one rebound and one block in three minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had four points (4-4 from the line) and two rebounds in four minutes ... At Washington State, he had one rebound in four minutes ... At Washington, he had one rebound in four minutes.

JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/06/03); 9 points vs. USD (11/26/02); 9 rebounds vs. Loyola (12/13/03); 1 assist vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Washington State (1/4/03), Michigan (12/28/02), Long Beach State (12/8/02) and Ole Miss (3/15/02); 2 steals vs. Arizona (1/18/03); 2 blocked shots vs. USD (11/26/02).

CAREER - (Jo-sigh-a) Johnson, son of NBA and Bruin great Marques Johnson, appeared in 19 games (10.2 minutes) last year as a sophomore and as a redshirt freshman in 2001-02, eight contests ... He redshirted the 2000-01 campaign as a true freshman ... Older brother Kris, played for UCLA from 1995-98 ... Josiah wears his father's retired Bruin jersey (54), the same number his brother Kris wore during his Bruin career ... Signed his Grant-in-Aid with the Bruins on April 12, 2000 ...As a senior prepster at Montclair Prep, Johnson averaged 24.2 points and 12.5 rebounds.

25 Matt McKinney
6-8, 208, Fr RS., F, Santa Ynez, CA (Santa Ynez)

UPDATE - On Nov. 4, it was announced that McKinney will miss at least 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot (casted, no surgery). He injured the foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. His left foot was recently taken out of the cast and he now faces 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation.

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - McKinney has not yet appeared in a game.

McKINNEY'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebounds vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in the Bruins' first 11 games.

CAREER - A freshman redshirt for the Bruins in 2002-03, McKinney was a member of Al Scates' Bruin men's volleyball team last spring ... As a senior at Santa Ynez HS in 2001-02, McKinney was a two-sport standout in basketball (ESPN No. 24 small forward in the U. S.) and was considered one of the top prep volleyball players in the U. S.

3 Brian Morrison
6-2, 189, Jr., G, Redmond, WA (Lake Washington HS)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Basketball News Impact Transfer

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison strained his left hamstring and will miss the next 2-3 weeks. He has not played in the Bruins' last five games and his status for this week vs. the Arizona schools in Pauley is undecided.

In six games (five starts), Morrison is averaging 31.7 minutes, 11.8 points (No. 3 on the team) and 3.2 rebounds, while shooting .453 from the field, .459 (17-37, No. 1) from three-point range and .857 (6-7, team leader) from the foul line.

MORRISON'S 2003-04 SEASON/UCLA HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Loyola; 28 points vs. UC Riverside; 9 rebounds vs. UC Riverside; 5 assists vs. UCSB; 1 steal vs. Loyola, Kentucky, MSU; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, MSU.

MORRISON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS -

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He started against Vermont and contributed nine points (three of seven from three-point range) and four rebounds in 29 minutes ... He was three of four from three-point range in the second half including one with 48 seconds remaining to give UCLA a 67-64 lead ... He also took a key charge with 1:15 remaining in the game ... Against UC Riverside, he scored a career-high 28 points, making 11 of 15 shots from the floor and six of eight from three-point range, and added a team and career-best nine rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes ... He scored 20 of his points in the second half (it was the most total points by a Bruin guard since last season when Ray Young scored 30 vs. Washington State on March 6 in Pauley Pavilion) ... He had nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes against Kentucky ... In 40 minutes vs. Loyola, he had eight points, one rebound, one assist and one steal ... In 34 minutes vs. UCSB, he had six points and a career-high five assists ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State off the bench (he injured his left hamstring in the second half and will miss 2-3 weeks), Morrison contributed 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot and steal ...Did not play vs. Michigan, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State and Washington because of the hamstring injury.

CAREER - A two-year (2000-02) letterman at North Carolina, Morrison transferred to UCLA at the conclusion of the 2001-02 school calendar ... He sat out last season (2002-03) and will have two years of eligibility with the Bruins ... As a sophomore (2001-02) at NC, playing both point and shooting guard, Morrison appeared in all 28 games and averaged 7.1 points, led the Tar Heels with 42 three-pointers, was third on the team in assists (2.6) and shot 75.7 from the foul line ... Scored a then career-high 21 points in Carolina's win over Georgia Tech ... As a freshman, he played in 32 of 33 games, averaging 3.0 points, 1.2 assists and shot 37.8 (17-45) from three-point range ... On Dec. 23, 2000 when No. 15 North Carolina defeated UCLA 80-70 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored seven straight points, including 1-2 from three-point range and added an assist ... Averaged better than 18 points as a senior prepster at Lake Washington HS and was a WA All-State selection.

2 Janou Rubin
6-3, 193, Jr., G, Union City, CA (Logan HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 10 games, he is averaging 5.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.6 minutes, while shooting .541 from the floor (No. 4 on the team) and .636 (7-11) from three-point range. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 9.8 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds, while shooting .577 from the floor and .667 from three-point range in 20.8 minutes.

RUBIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington, Oregon; 13 points vs. Oregon, Oregon State; 3 rebounds vs. Washington, Oregon; 4 assists vs. Washington; 1 steal vs. Oregon, UC Riverside; 1 blocked shot vs. Washington State, Oregon.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In 18 minutes against Vermont, he had five points and two rebounds in 18 minutes ... In 18 minutes vs. UC Riverside, he had five points, three assists, one rebound and one steal ... In 12 minutes vs. Kentucky, he had two rebounds ... In five minutes vs. Loyola, he had two points ... He played three minutes against UCSB and did not play vs. Michigan State ... At Michigan, contributed one rebound and assist ... Against Oregon State, he scored a career-high 13 points (5-9, 3-3, 0-0) - all in the second half - and added three assists and one rebound in 18 minutes ... Versus Oregon, he tied his career high and tied for the team lead with 13 points (4-5, 2-3, 3-6) and added three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal, in 24 minutes ... He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Oregon schools ... At Washington State, he had seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 17 minutes ... At Washington, he contributed six points, a career-high four assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes.

RUBIN'S CAREER HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington (1/10/04), Oregon (1/4/04); 13 points vs. Oregon (1/4/04), Oregon State (1/2/04); 3 rebounds vs. Washington (1/10/04), Oregon (1/4/04), Portland (12/14/02); 4 assists vs. Washington (1/10/04); 1 steal vs. Oregon (1/4/04), UC Riverside (12/3/03); 1 blocked shot vs. Washington State (1/8/04), Oregon (1/4/04).

CAREER - Janou (Ja-now) Rubin appeared in a career-high 10 games last season as a redshirt sophomore, averaging 5.1 minutes a game ... Entering his fourth season in the program, Rubin redshirted in 2001-02 and walked on in 2000-01 as a true freshman (played in four games) and made the squad (Rubin is on scholarship for 2003-04) ... A three-year standout at Logan HS, Rubin is Logan's all-time leader in scoring, rebounding and assists.

1 Dijon Thompson
6-7, 198, Jr., F/G, Inglewood, CA (Redondo Union)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10; Basketball News second-team All-Pac-10; Lindy's No. 13 small forward in the U. S./second-team All-Pac-10; The Sporting News No. 12 small forward in the U. S./second-team All-Pac-10.

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 11 games (all starts), the versatile Thompson is averaging a team-high 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds (No. 3 on the team) and 2.8 assists (No. 2) in a team-high 35.5 minutes, while shooting .391 from the floor, .313 from three-point range and .806 (29-36) from the line. He's scored in double figures in 10 of 11 games this season ... In his last three games, he is averaging 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting .889 from the line (he has made seven in a row - six straight in the final 15 seconds of the games).

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 42 minutes vs. Loyola; 21 points vs. Michigan; 9 rebounds vs. Vermont; 6 assists vs. Washington, Oregon State; 2 steals vs. Oregon; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, Vermont.

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 12) - Scoring - 14th, 13,8; Rebounding - 15th, 5.6; FT% - 10th, 80.6; Def. Rebs - 9th, 4.36.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Thompson, along with junior teammate Cedric Bozeman, were appointed by Ben Howland as UCLA's season-long captains ... In the opener against Vermont, he contributed 18 points (8-16, 2-4, 0-0), a team-high nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes ... Vs. UC Riverside, he had 18 points (7-11, 1-2, 3-4), three rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he had a team-high 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes ... In 42 minutes against Loyola, he had 15 points, making 11 of 12 free throws, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and nine turnovers ... He was six of six from the line in the second half and overtime ... In 34 minutes against UCSB, he had 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State, Thompson scored 10 points, with four rebounds and one assist ...At Michigan, Thompson had a season and game-high 21 points (including a career-best five three-pointers/he made four in the final 4:28), with five rebounds and three assists ... Against Oregon State, he had six points, six assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he tied for the team lead with 13 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes ... His two free throws with seven seconds left gave the Bruins a three-point lead (48-45) ... At Washington, he contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, a career-high tying six assists and one steal ... In overtime, he grabbed two rebounds and his two free throws with 10 seconds left broke an 84-84 tie and gave the Bruins the win.

THOMPSON'S CAREER HIGHS - 43 minutes vs. California (2/20/03); 26 points vs. Washington (3/8/03); 11 rebounds vs. California (2/20/03); 6 assists vs. Washington (1/10/04), Oregon State (1/2/04), Washington State (3/6/03); 4 steals vs. California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 3 blocked shots vs. USC (2/5/03).

CAREER - Dijon (Du-jon) is UCLA's No. 1 returning scorer (14.0) and No. 2 rebounder (4.7) from last season ... Started 17 games in 2002-03, including the Bruins' final 15 contests (averaging 14.5 points a game) ... Thompson scored in double figures the last four games in 2003, including a career-high 26 points vs. Washington in Pauley Pavilion ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Thompson was given the Bruin Bench Award (most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude) ... Came on strong at the end of his freshman season (2001-02), scoring in double figures in three of the last seven games, including two of three NCAA contests (scored a season-high 16 points vs. Mississippi)... Committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000, joining future teammate Cedric Bozeman ... A McDonald's finalist as a senior at Redondo Union HS in 2000-01, Thompson was rated as one of the top high school shooters in the nation (2001 CIF State 2A co-Player of the Year, averaged 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 steals).

10 Ryan Walcott
6-1, 190, Jr., G, Phoenix, AZ (Shadow Mountain HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In eight games, Walcott is averaging 8.6 minutes, 1.0 points and 1.0 assists.

WALCOTT'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 16 minutes vs. Washington; 2 vs. Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Michigan; 2 rebounds vs. Oregon State; 4 assists vs. Oregon State; 2 steals vs. Michigan; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He played three minutes in the opener vs. Vermont and had one assist ... Against UC Riverside, he played two minutes ... He did not play vs. Kentucky ... He played six minutes vs. Loyola and had one assist ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State (back spasms) ... At Michigan, Walcott had season-bests in minutes (8), points (2), rebounds (1) and steals (2) ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, four assists and two rebounds in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had two points and one steal in 11 minutes ... He played eight minutes at Washington State ... In 16 minutes at Washington, he had two points (2-2 on free throws), one rebound and one assist.

WALCOTT'S CAREER HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. Washington State (1/4/03); 10 points vs. Georgetown (2/8/03), Washington State (1/4/03), Michigan (12/28/02) and California (3/7/02); 5 rebounds vs. Oregon (3/1/03) and Washington (1/2/03); 11 assists vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 steals vs. Washington State (3/6/03) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 0 blocked shots.

CAREER - Walcott, a cousin to point guard Mike Bibby, former Arizona All-American and current standout with the Sacramento Kings, was major contributor last season as a sophomore, appearing in 27 games (started nine consecutive games in the middle of the 2002-03 campaign) ... Averaged 21.5 minutes a game and led the team in assists (3.3, 10th in the Pac-10) and was second in total steals (24) ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Walcott was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play) ... Walcott contributed off the bench in 2001-02 as a redshirt freshman ... Made an impact at the end of that season - in the final five games, he averaged 20.4 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.4 assists and only 2.0 turnovers ... 2000-01 redshirt ... He was UCLA's third recruit entering 2000-01, signing his Grant-in-Aid on June 19, 2000 ... As a senior prepster, Walcott helped lead Shadow Mountain HS to the 2000 AZ 5A State title.

22 Ike Williams
6-1, 170, Fr RS., G, Murrieta, CA (Murrieta Valley HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Williams has not appeared in a game.

WILLIAMS' 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in the Bruins' first 11 games.

CAREER - Williams redshirt last season (2002-03) after making the squad as a walkon freshman guard ... He was a three-year varsity letterman at Murrieta Valley HS (as a guard, was named to the Top 50 So Cal Hoops Class of 2002).


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