Travis Wear's Bio (PDF)
In three seasons at UCLA, averaged 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 blocks per game in 96 contests (83 starts) … totaled 941 points and 453 rebounds in three years … transferred to UCLA along with his twin brother David Wear after playing at North Carolina during the 2009-10 season … in four seasons of college basketball, scored 1,052 points … scored in double figures in 50 of 96 career games at UCLA.
Played in 34 games, making 28 starts … finished his senior season averaging 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.9 minutes per game … scored in double figures in 12 of 34 games played … ranked ninth among Pac-12 players in field goal percentage (53.0 pct, 105-198) … scored a season-high 16 points in UCLA’s 84-59 win over Stanford (March 14) in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals, connecting on 8-of-8 shots … totaled a season-high seven rebounds and added 13 points in UCLA’s 92-74 victory against Colorado (Feb. 13) … missed UCLA’s first three games, recovering from an appendectomy performed on Oct. 28, 2013 … after returning to the lineup, came off the bench for UCLA in his first six games before entering the starting lineup … scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the Bruins’ final game of the year, a 79-68 loss to Florida in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 … scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in UCLA’s 76-59 win against Tulsa (March 21) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … scored 14 points and recorded five rebounds and five assists against Oregon in the Bruins’ 82-63 win (March 13) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament … made his first 23 free throw attempts and finished the season shooting 83.3 percent from the free throw line (25-30) … shot 44.0 percent from three-point range (11-25) … made 10 of 19 three-point attempts in UCLA’s final 16 games after having made just one of six attempts in his first 18 games.
Played in 32 games, making 31 starts … averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game … scored in double figures in 19 of 32 games played … ranked seventh in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (81.5, 66-81) and 12th in field goal percentage (49.3 pct, 140-284) … also ranked 15th in the conference in blocked shots per game (33 blocks, 1.03 bpg) … scored a career-high 23 points in UCLA’s 78-75 win at Colorado (Jan. 12) … also reached the 20-point plateau with a 22-point effort against No. 7 Missouri (Dec. 28) … grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Missouri (Dec. 28) … scored 10 points, all in the first half, of UCLA’s 61-54 win at Washington (March 9), returning from a nagging right foot injury … re-injured his right foot landing after rebounding the ball in the second half at Washington State (March 6), missing the game’s remaining 15 minutes … missed the games at USC (Feb. 24) and at home against Arizona State (Feb. 27) with a sprained right foot … did not play at Arizona State (Jan. 26) due to a concussion … scored 16 points and had five rebounds against USC (Jan. 30) after having returned from a concussion ... sustained a concussion at Arizona (Jan. 24), missing the entire second half of that game ... had a seven-game streak of scoring in double figures midway through the season (Dec. 22-Jan. 19), when he averaged 16.7 ppg and 5.1 rpg in the seven-game span … in a 23-point effort at Colorado (Jan. 12), totaled 15 points in the second half – at Colorado, scored nine consecutive points for UCLA from the 5:08 mark to the 1:25 mark … recorded 12 points (including 10 in the second half) and eight rebounds in UCLA’s 57-53 win at Utah (Jan. 10) … finished with 15 points, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals in UCLA’s 79-65 win over California (Jan. 3) … in a 22-point effort against Missouri (Dec. 28), made 11 of 20 field goals and grabbed nine rebounds …had a career-high five blocked shots against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 15) … was second on the team with 17 points in UCLA’s season-opening 86-59 win over Indiana State (Nov. 9).
Played in 30 games, making 24 starts ... was second on the team in points per game (11.5) and rebounds per game (5.9) ... averaged 26.2 minutes per game ... ranked 10th in the league with 5.9 rebounds per game (overall games) ... also was 12th in the Pac-12 in conference play with 5.9 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures in 19 games, including a career-best streak of five games from Jan. 5-21 ... registered three double-doubles, all in Pac-12 games during the final month of the season ... had at least three rebounds in 25 of 30 games played ... led the team and ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in all games in free throw percentage (.791, 68-86) ... finished second on the team and ninth in the Pac-12 with 36 blocked shots (1.2 bpg), ranking ninth in that category in the Pac-12 in conference games (1.1 bpg) ... was second in the Pac-12 in offensive rebounds per game (86, 2.9 orpg) ... logged a season-high 20 points in UCLA's win at home against Arizona (Jan. 5), going 7-for-9 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the free throw line with five rebounds and three blocks ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and logged 11 points in a loss at St. John's (Feb. 5) ... other double-doubles came against USC (Feb. 15), totaling 14 points and 11 rebounds, and in the team's regular-season finale against Washington (March 3), logging 16 points and 10 rebounds ... missed the win at Washington State (Feb. 4) with a high left ankle sprain sustained midway through the second half at Washington (Feb. 2) ... missed the Eastern Washington (Dec. 14) and UC Davis (Dec. 17) games and six days of practice due to a skin infection (cellulitis) on his left foot ... the skin infection was on the same toe that he cut while snorkeling in Maui (Nov. 24) ... had two front teeth knocked out in the win over Pepperdine (Nov. 28).
2009-10 (at North Carolina)
Played in 32 games, making one start as a true freshman ... averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... had 36 offensive rebounds out of 69 total rebounds ... made 23-of-31 free throws (.742 pct) ... scored a season-high 13 points in a season-high 25 minutes against Wake Forest in his first collegiate start, going 6-for-11 from the field with six rebounds ... scored six points and had two offensive rebounds in a win against Mississippi State - in that game, came off the bench when Tyler Zeller was knocked out of the game and hit both free throws with 12:10 left in the second half ... received four stitches above his right eye after colliding with Marcus Ginyard in the first half of UNC's win against William and Mary ... sprained his left ankle in practice on Feb. 9 and was unable to play five games ... returned to action at Wake Forest 9Feb. 27), logging four points in 12 minutes in a victory ... had six points and two offensive rebounds against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament ... was UNC's defensive player of the game in the win at N.C. State, helping the Tar Heels limit the Wolfpack to 63 points, which was 25 fewer than N.C. State had scored in its previous win over Duke ... scored six points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds (four offensive) in 16 minutes at Clemson ... hit a key basket in a crucial 11-2 scoring run in the first half of UNC's win over Michigan State ... scored eight points against Syracuse at Madison Square Garden and followed that performance with seven points against Gardner-Webb ... won his first defensive player of the game award for his contributions against Texas.
Played for head coach Gary McKnight at Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.) ... averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior at Mater Dei ... logged 16.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a junior ... played in the McDonald's All-American Game in 2009 alongside current UCLA teammates Joshua Smith and Travis Wear ... secured fourth-team All-America honors from Parade magazine ... also was a third-team All-California selection in 2009 from MaxPreps ... captured All-Orange County and All-California Interscholastic Federation honors ... scored a career-high 34 points as a senior against Orange Lutheran ... helped Mater Dei finish the 2008-09 high school season ranked No. 9, nationally, in USA Today's rankings ... guided Mater Dei to back-to-back state championships (2006-07, 2007-08) ... as a junior (2007-08), helped Mater Dei defeat Archbishop Mitty, 65-53, at ARCO Arena in the state championship game ... Mater Dei finished the 2007-08 season with a 35-1 record ... earned first-team all-state, all-league and All-CIF honors as a junior ... led Mater Dei to a 69-64 overtime win over Archbishop Mitty in the 2007 state finals (sophomore season) at ARCO Arena to help the Monarchs win the Division II state title ... Mater Dei went 33-4 as a sophomore (2006-07) ... was an honor roll student at Mater Dei.
Named to the 2008 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team on July 8, 2008 ... the U.S .team went 4-1, capturing a silver medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina on July 14-18, 2008 ... in pool play, Team USA defeated Venezuela (82-73), Bahamas (115-51) and Puerto Rico (106-64) and then defeated Canada (82-66) in the medal rounds before falling to the host Argentina (77-64) in the gold medal game ... played in all five games, averaging 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 50.0 percent (16-for-32) from the field.
Full name: Travis James Wear ... born in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 21, 1990 ... parents are David and Gloria Wear ... his identical twin, David, is his only sibling ... his father, David Sr., played college basketball at Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton and professionally overseas ... played AAU basketball for Pump N' Run Elite ... political science major.