UCLA - A second-team Parade Magazine All-American in 2002-03 as a senior at Westchester HS, as a true freshman Ariza will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the Bruin squad in 2003-04 ... During his prep career, Ariza helped lead Westchester to the 2003 and 2002 CIF Div. I State titles ... Recent Bruin standout Billy Knight (1998-2002) is a graduate of Westchester.
High School - Prepped at Westchester under legendary coach Ed Azzam (24 years as head coach at Westchester), who was a coach last summer at the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival, June 25-29 at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO ... In 2003, Ariza led Westchester to the CIF Div. I State title, a 32-3 overall record and a No. 5 USA Today national prep ranking (No. 2 in the West) ... In the 2002 CA State title game, a 73-63 Westchester victory over Oakland Tech, Ariza scored 21 of his 30 points in the final 16 minutes of the game, along with eight rebounds, four steals and three assists ...Last season, the Comets won their last 10 games in a row and in that stretch, Ariza averaged 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals ... As a senior, Ariza averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots and steals ... He had at least two reported triple -doubles with assists being the third part of the equation, not blocked shots ... Along with his second-team 2003 Parade Magazine All-American honor, Ariza was also an EA Sports All-American (Ariza represented the West team at the 2003 EA Sports Roundball Classic held at the United Center in Chicago on March 31), Hoop Scoop No. 15 ranked U. S. senior, southern California Top Ranked Senior, Cal-HiSports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year, the Los Angeles Times Boys' Basketball Player of the Year, Los Angeles City Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF ... Entering his senior season, Ariza was a Street & Smith's All-America Top 20 (fourth-team All-America) and first-team All-Metro (Los Angeles), The Sporting News No. 4 power forward in the U. S. and No. 14 senior in the U. S., Athlon's No. 12 power forward in the U. S., Lindy's No. 33 senior in the U. S. and PacWestHoops rated Ariza as the No. 2 player at his position on the West Coast ...As a junior starter at Westchester in 2001-02, Ariza averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Comets ...As a consistent double figure scorer and rebounder, Ariza helped lead Westchester to a 32-2 overall record, the CA State Div. I championship, a City Section title and Westchester was ranked No. 4 in the U. S. in the Student Sports FAB 50 poll ...Westchester teammate Hassan Adams will be a sophomore this season at Arizona ... During his prep career Ariza was a member of four City Section Championship teams ... Ariza played every position on the court during his high school career.
Personal - Full name: Trevor Anthony Ariza ...Right -handed ...Born: June 30, 1985 in Miami, FL ... Parents: Kenneth McClary and Lolita Ariza ... His father played college basketball at Florida in the late 1980s ... One brother, Kenny (16) ... Undeclared major.