As a true freshman, Afflalo was one of two players, joining Jordan Farmar, to start every game (29). Named UCLA's Outstanding Defensive Player, Afflalo averaged 10.8 points (third on the team and ninth on the all-time Bruin freshman list) and led UCLA in three-point shooting (.386, 39-for-101) ... scored a season-high 22 points, with a season-high tying nine rebounds, versus USC in Pauley Pavilion ... Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection, Afflalo shared the Seymour Armond Memorial Award as the team's Most Valuable Freshman with Farmar and Josh Shipp ... in 29 starts, Afflalo averaged 31.3 minutes (third on the team), 10.8 points (third on the team, ninth on the all-time Bruin freshman chart), 3.3 rebounds and 2.17 assists (third on the team) and shot .442 (106-for-240) from the field, .386 (tops on the team, 39-for-101) from three-point range and .708 (63-for-89) from the foul line ... scored in double figures in five of the last six games and 18 overall and led the Bruins in scoring four times, including two of the final six contests ... in the last five games before the NCAA Tournament, he scored 72 points (14.4 ppg) and added 34 rebounds (6.8 rpg) and 11 assists (2.2 apg) while making 23 of 41 (.561) shots from the floor, 10 of 19 (.526) from three-point range and 16 of 21 (.762) from the free throw line ... led the Bruins in scoring against both USC and Notre Dame and was named the Rivals.com Freshman of the Week for his efforts ... in his first collegiate start (against Chicago State), Afflalo played 34 minutes and had five points, three rebounds and assists and one steal while limiting opposing guard Terren Wilson to just two points ... versus UC Irvine, Afflalo played 31 minutes, with a team-high tying 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal (with freshman backcourt teammate Jordan Farmar, for the week of Nov. 29, named a Dick Vitale Co-Diaper Dandy of the Week) ... in 36 minutes vs. Long Beach State, Afflalo missed only one shot and scored 21 points, with five rebounds, a season-high six assists and one steal ... against Boston College, Afflalo played 30 minutes, with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals ... versus Michigan State, in 38 minutes, he scored 16 points, with five rebounds, two assists and one steal ... At Oregon State, Afflalo tallied season-highs in assists (six) and blocked shots (one) ... in 30 minutes at Oregon, Afflalo scored 12 points, with four rebounds, three assists and one steal ... in 30 minutes vs. Washington, he contributed 10 points, two assists and one rebound ... at Arizona State, he had 17 points and four assists in 30 minutes ... at Arizona, he contributed 13 points, two rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes; his three-pointer with 18 seconds remaining tied the game at 73-73 ... against California, he had 10 points (he hit three straight three-pointers to end the game), one rebound and one steal in 29 minutes ... he hit three three-pointers in a 1:34-span to give UCLA a 62-57 lead with 7:18 remaining ... in 30 minutes against Arizona State, he had eight points, three assists and one rebound ... in 26 minutes vs. Arizona, he had 13 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal ... at California, he had 14 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes ... in the win over USC, he had career highs of 22 points and nine rebounds and added two assists and one steal in 23 minutes ... in the win at Notre Dame, he led the Bruins with 17 points and added four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block, while hounding Chris Thomas into a 4-17 shooting day ... versus Oregon State in the Pac-10 Tournament, he had 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes ... Against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament, he had seven points and one assist in 31 minutes.
HONORS -- Afflalo was selected by Rivals.com as an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American and named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team. At the Bruins' annual end-of-the-season awards dinner banquet, Afflalo was presented the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (most valuable freshman/with Jordan Farmar and Josh Shipp) and the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (outstanding defensive player). AFFLALO'S 2004-05 PAC-10 RANKINGS -- 3 PT. FG % - 10th, .386.
2004 - In 2004 under coach Rod Palmer, a UCLA letterman from 1986-87 who ended his college career at UC Irvine, Afflalo led the Apaches to the school's first-ever Div. III CA State title, scoring 24 points, with five rebounds, in a 60-36 win over Oakland Bishop O'Dowd ... averaged 23.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists as a senior, leading Compton Centennial to a 32-3 record ... a starter in the 2004 McDonald's All-American game (as a starter, he played 17 minutes, with three points, four rebounds and one assist and steal), selected to the EA Sports Roundball Classic ... third-team Parade Magazine All-American and USA Today Super 25 selection ... named CalHi Sports All-State, CIF SS Div. III-A co-Player of the Year ... Los Angeles Times All-Star Boys Basketball Team ... entering his senior season, summer honors included PrepWestHoops No. 1 shooting guard in the West and No. 7 Player in the nation, Basketball News No. 4 shooting guard in the U. S. and No. 23 Player in the U. S. and HoopScoop No. 5 second guard in the country.
2003 - During the summer, competed at the 6th annual USA Basketball Youth Development Festival at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO (Afflalo started two of five games and helped lead the West to a bronze medal, he averaged 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists) ... as a junior, Afflalo averaged 26.2 points (he scored 30 or more points on seven occasions, including 42 points vs. Carson at the one-day Pangos Dream Tournament in Pauley Pavilion in January), 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... led Centennial to a 19-11 overall record, to the CIF SS Div. III-A title game, the Div. III regional semifinals and a share of the Bay League title ... Wooden Award Div. III Player of the Year, All-State Cal-Hi Sports, the CIF-SS Div. III-A co-Player of the Year and the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year.
2002 - A sophomore on Centennial's 2002 California Division III State finalist squad.
Arron Agustin Afflalo ... Right-handed ... Born Oct. 15, 1985 at the UCLA Medical Center ... Parents: Benjamin Afflalo and Gwendolyn Washington ...One sister ... majoring in sociology (was on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2005).