Athletics hosted the first-ever student-athlete graduation ceremony.
Jeff Locke, Charney Burke named Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Lazeric Jones was presented with the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Player in 2011-12.
Jones recaps UCLA's final week of the college basketball season.
Jones was named to the NABC All-District 20 second team.
UCLA vs. Arizona - March 8, 2012
UCLA vs. USC (AP - 3/7/12)
UCLA vs. Washington - Mar. 3, 2012
UCLA 78, Washington State 46 - AP Photos
UCLA at Arizona - Feb. 25, 2012
Started all 34 games at the point, the only Bruin to start every game during the season ... he finished fifth on the team in scoring (9.1 ppg) while leading the team in assists (124, 3.7 apg), steals (33, 1.0 spg) and in free throw percentage (.810, 68-for-84) ... was second on the team in three-point field goals made with 37 (.352, 37-for-105) ... scored in double figures in 16 of 34 games ... ranked 8th in the Pac-10 in assists per game and 5th in free throw percentage ... also finished 4th in the league in assist/turnover ratio (124 assists/73 turnovers, 1.7) ... in Pac-10 play, he ranked 6th in assists (75, 4.2 apg), 6th in free throw percentage (.827, 42-for-52) and 2nd in assist/turnover ratio (75 assists/33 turnovers, 2.3) ... was scoreless for the second time on the season (left wrist injury) in a win over St. John's (Feb. 5) ... played the last 21 games with either a finger or wrist injury and the last 12 games of the year with both injuries ... also scoreless in a loss at Arizona (Jan. 27) going 0-for-7 from the field ... but responded with a game-high 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the overtime win at Arizona State (Jan. 29) ... scored back-to-back then-season-lows of two points in a loss at USC (Jan. 9) and three points in a season-low 16 minutes of a home loss to Washington (Dec. 31) after rupturing a tendon in the middle finger on his right hand in the first half against the Huskies ... had his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 assists in a home win over No. 10 Arizona (Feb. 26) ... scored a career-high 24 points on a career-best 10-for-12 from the free-throw line in a home win over California (Jan. 20) ... then scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high six rebounds in a home win over Stanford (Jan. 22) ... tallied 13 points, three assists, a season-high three steals and two rebounds in a win at Oregon State (Jan. 13) ... recorded at least one assist in all but four games (at Kansas, Dec. 2; vs. Montana, Dec. 5 and vs. BYU, Dec. 18) ... recorded a personal-best 11 assists (the third-best individual mark in the Pac-10 on the season and the most by a Bruin since Darren Collison had 15 in a win at Arizona on Feb. 17, 2007) in a win over Washington State (Dec. 29) and completed his first career double-double against the Cougars with 10 points ... had 14 points, seven assists, three rebounds, a personal-best two blocks and a steal in a loss to VCU (Nov. 26) ... had 20 points, six assists, three rebounds and a block in a win over UC Irvine (Dec. 23) ... had 12 points and two steals in a win over No. 16 BYU in the John R. Wooden Classic (Dec. 18) ... had 11 points, two steals and two rebounds at No. 4 Kansas (Dec. 2) ... had 12 points, two assists, two rebounds and a steal against No. 7 Villanova (Nov. 24) ... tied for second on the team in dives for loose balls (18), fourth in fast break points (37), in traditional three-point plays made (7) and fifth in points off turnovers (49) ... POSTSEASON HONORS: Earned the Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award/Free Throw Champion; the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award/Outstanding Team Play and the UCLA Alumni Association Award/Team Assist Leader at the team's annual post-season banquet.
2009-10 (at John A. Logan College)
Started at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., for head coach Mark Imhoff ... Jones averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and led his team in assists (5.7 apg), steals (3.5 spg) and free-throw percentage (77.6 %, 121-fof-156) as a sophomore ... also shot 45.8 percent (22-of-48) from three-point range ... he helped lead the Volunteers to a 24-7 overall record and a Great Rivers Athletic Conference title with a 14-2 mark ... he earned honorable mention JUCO All-American honors and was also named first team All-GRAC in 2009-10 ... the Volunteers ended the season ranked No. 13 in the national polls ... he scored a career-best 27 points and added four rebounds, four assists and two steals against Vincennes University (Dec. 12).
2008-09 (at John A. Logan College)
Averaged 8.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game his freshman season at John A. Logan College for Coach Imhoff ... shot 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from three-point range and 77.6 percent (38-of-49) from the free-throw line ... he scored a season-best 16 points and added four assists, three steals and two rebounds against Olney Central College (Feb. 14).
Jones was a four-year (2004-05 to 2007-08) basketball letterman at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago under head coach Robert Smith ... his team won the city and state titles in 2006-07, which included Derrick Rose, now with the Chicago Bulls ... the Wolverines won the Chicago Public Red South league his last two years, going 29-4 overall and 10-0 in the CPRS in 2007-08 and 31-2 overall and 13-1 in league play in 2006-07 ... Simeon was ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 4 nationally in 2006-07 ... the Wolverines were also ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 38 nationally his sophomore season, when Simeon went 32-4 overall ... in 2007-08, the Wolverines were No. 9 in the Illinois state rankings and finished second in the State Tournament ... although he played starter minutes, he came off the bench and averaged 14.0 ppg, 6.0 apg and 3.0 rpg as a senior in 2007-08.
Full name: Lazeric Deleon Jones ... nickname is Zeek ... born in Chicago on August 11, 1990 ... parents are Allen and Trina Jones ... has one younger brother, Allen, Jr. (14) and one older sister, Erica (30) ... chose to attend UCLA because of, "The great tradition of the basketball program and to get the best education in the country" ... says he admires the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, who was on his team at Simeon Career Academy ... lists winning a championship ring in high school and in junior college as well as signing to play for and attending UCLA as some of his biggest thrills in athletics to date ... is majoring in sociology.