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Baron Davis Press Conference Scheduled
By: UCLA Athletics

May 11, 1999

UCLA sophomore guard Baron Davis will announce his future basketball plans at a press conference on Wednesday (May 12) at noon in the media room of the J. D. Morgan Center.

Davis, a 6-2 1/2, 210-pounder who prepped at Crossroads in Santa Monica, last season as a sophomore led the Bruins to a 22-9 overall record and a third- place (12-6) finish in the Pacific-10, along with the school's 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. He led the Bruins in scoring (15.9), assists (5.1) and steals (2.5). He was a national finalist for the Wooden and USBWA Player of the Year awards and also was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection.

As a freshman in 1997-98, before a left knee injury cut short his rookie season, Davis averaged 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.4 steals and shot 52.9 from the field, helping to lead the Bruins to a 24-9 overall record, third-place (12-6) in the Pac-10 and to the NCAA 'Sweet 16'. He was named to the Basketball Times ' Freshman All-American team and was Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

It was during the 1998 NCAA Tournament that Baron injured his left knee. Early in the first half of UCLA's 85-82 win over Michigan in an NCAA second- round game, Davis came down hard after a dunk and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He missed UCLA's next game, a 94-68 NCAA 'Sweet 16' loss to eventual NCAA champion Kentucky.

The injury required surgery, along with a summer-long rehabilitation program. Davis missed the first four contests of 1998-99 because of the injury, then returned to start 26 of UCLA's final 27 games, setting the stage for Wednesday's press conference.

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS