Ryan Hollins Selected in Second Round of NBA Draft by Charlotte Bobcats

June 29, 2006

Ryan Hollins, UCLA's starting center as a senior who helped lead the Bruins last April to the NCAA Championship game, on Wednesday was selected in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats(50th selection).

Hollins, a 7-0 ½ post player, becomes the 100th UCLA player to be selected in Bruin draft history (UCLA is the all-time collegiate leader in NBA Draft selections, since 1948). Hollins is the second Bruin drafted tonight, joining Bruin sophomore point guard Jordan Farmar, who was a first round selection (26th pick) by the Los Angeles Lakers. UCLA has had at least one player taken in the NBA Draft for the last 10 years (since 1997). Hollins is the first Bruin center drafted since Dan Gadzuric in 2002 (Milwaukee Bucks, 2nd round, 34th selection).

"I'm elated for Ryan and excited for his new NBA career with the Charlotte Bobcats," said Bruin head coach Ben Howland. "He had an exceptional finish to his senior season, helping to lead us to the NCAA Final and being named the Most Outstanding Player at the Oakland Region. I am confident he will continue to build on this momentum. He's only 21 years old (won't be 22 until Oct. 10), extremely bright, with a great work ethic. There's no question his best basketball days are ahead of him. I predict Ryan will have a long and productive career as a professional basketball player."

Below is a synopsis of Hollins' standout senior season, helping to lead UCLA to the NCAA Championship game (first time since 1995), and to the Pac-10 Regular Season (first time since 1997) and Tournament (first time since 1987) championships. In 2005-06, UCLA set the school record for most games played (39, 32-7) and tied the school record for most wins (32, with UCLA's 1995 NCAA Championship team that was 32-1).

15 Ryan Hollins
7-0 1/2, 230, Sr., C, Pasadena, CA (Muir HS)

2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In 33 games, including 24 starts (first five games and 19 of the final 20), he averaged 21.5 minutes, 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds (No. 2 on the team), while shooting .619 (No. 2, 83-134) from the floor and .602 (65-108) from the line. He strained his groin in warm-ups vs. Sacramento State (did not play) and also missed the following five games.

During the final 13 games, he averaged 9.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 23.8 minutes, making 47 of 69 shots (.681) from the floor.

In the NCAA Tournament, he averaged 10.7 points (No. 4), 6.3 rebounds (No. 2) and 1.3 blocks while shooting .719 (23-32) from the floor and .621 (18-29) from the line. In Oakland, he was selected MOP of the Tournament after averaging 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds while making nine of 12 shots from the floor. In the Pac-10 Tournament, he averaged 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting .722 (13-18) from the floor and .588 (10-17) from the line.

His field goal percentage of .619 (83-134) ranks No. 9 on UCLA's single-season list and is the highest since Jelani McCoy set the school record of .756 in 1997.

HOLLINS' 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS -- 35 minutes vs. OSU (1/28); 17 points vs. Oregon State (3/11); 10 rebounds vs. Florida (4/3); 1 assist vs. LSU (4/1), ARIZ (3/10), OSU (3/9), STAN (3/4), OSU (1/28), WVU (1/21), Albany (11/29), DS (11/19), NMS (11/15); 2 steals vs. ARIZ (3/10), WSU (2/9); 4 blocked shots vs. Oregon (1/28).

HOLLINS' CAREER HIGHS -- 36 minutes vs. WSU (2/3/05), ASU (2/12/04); 21 points vs. USC (1/28/04); 11 rebounds vs. Oregon (1/30/03); 4 assists vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 2 steals vs. Arizona (3/10/06), WSU (2/9/06), California (2/19/04); 7 blocked shots vs. Oregon (1/30/03).

UCLA CAREER CHARTS - Blocked Shots - 4th, 101.


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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
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
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
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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