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Bryce Alford
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Bryce Alford 1463137
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: La Cueva HS

Career
Has played in 105 career games, making 69 starts … has averaged 13.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 0.8 steals per game in three seasons … has made 213 three-pointers, the second-highest total in school history … ranks first on UCLA’s single-season three-point field goals made list (93 in 2014-15) … will enter the 2016-17 season having totaled 1,364 points, 301 rebounds and 445 assists … currently ranks No. 30 on UCLA’s career scoring list (1,364), No. 10 in career assists (445) and No. 7 on the career free throw percentage list (82.7, 329-398) … has scored in double figures in 68 of 105 games, reaching the 20-point mark in 19 games and the 30-point plateau twice … in addition, has made at least one three-pointer in 62 of UCLA’s last 68 games (includes his sophomore and junior seasons).

2015-16
Started all 32 games … averaged 16.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 0.7 steals in a team-leading 36.2 minutes per game … … earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 Team accolades for the second consecutive year … ranked seventh in scoring in the Pac-12 (16.1 ppg), second in assists per game (5.2), second in assist-turnover ratio (2.7), second in free throw percentage (83.1) and fourth in three-point field goals made per game (2.3) … secured second-team NABC All-District 20 honors … tallied 93 assists and 30 turnovers in 18 Pac-12 games (3.1 assist-turnover ratio) … scored in double figures in 29 of UCLA’s 32 games, including each of the team’s final 14 contests … registered at least 20 points in eight games … scored a season-high 30 points in a double overtime loss at Washington in the team’s Pac-12 opener (Jan. 1) … in the loss at Washington, made 17 of 18 free throws, in addition to hitting a trio of three-pointers to extend the game – a three-pointer with 17 seconds left in regulation cut Washington’s lead to 69-68, a three-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining tied the game, 71-71, and a three-pointer with 13 seconds to play in the first overtime tied the contest, 83-83 … earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career (week of Jan. 4-10), after averaging 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of home wins over Arizona and Arizona State … recorded his third career double-double (of the point-assist variety), totaling 10 points and a season-high 11 assists with no turnovers in a win at Arizona State (Feb. 14) … became UCLA’s first player since Kyle Anderson (Jan. 23, 2014) to have a game with at least 10 assists and no turnovers … had two games with at least 10 assists – recorded 11 assists against Arizona State (Feb. 14) and 10 versus CSUN (Nov. 29) … scored 28 points and had six assists in a loss at home to Washington (Jan. 28) … registered 27 points, making 10 of 15 field goal attempts, in a win against Louisiana-Lafayette (Dec. 15) … scored 20 points and made 9 of 10 field goals in the Bruins’ 77-75 win over UNLV in a first-round game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational (Nov. 23) … made at least one three-pointer in 30 of UCLA’s 32 games.

2014-15
Started all 36 games … averaged 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 0.9 steals in a team-leading 36.3 minutes per game … earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 Team accolades … ranked eighth in scoring in the Pac-12 (15.4 ppg), fourth in assists per game (4.9), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (2.0), first in three-point field goals made per game (2.6), fourth in free throw percentage (83.8) and 10th in three-point field goal percentage (39.1) … established UCLA’s single-season records in three-pointers made (93) and three-pointers attempted (238) … tied UCLA’s single-game record with nine three-pointers in the Bruins’ 60-59 win over SMU in the NCAA Tournament (March 19) … that record tied Jason Kapono’s 9-for-11 three-point performance against Washington State on Jan. 4, 2003 … the nine three-pointers made against SMU established a school single-season postseason record (previous single-game high was five three-pointers) … against SMU, Alford shot 9-for-11 from three-point range, totaling 27 points in 39 minutes … finished the season with 1,307 minutes played, the second-highest single season total in school history (behind Russell Westbrook’s 1,318 minutes in 2007-08) … averaged a team-leading 36.3 minutes per game, the eighth-highest single-season average in program history … closed the season having made 18 of 32 three-pointers (56.3 percent) in UCLA’s five postseason games … scored a season-high 28 points and registered a career-best 13 assists (one turnover) in UCLA’s win over Nicholls State (Nov. 20) … scored in double figures in 29 of UCLA’s 36 games, including each of the team’s first 13 games … had two point-assist double-doubles – versus Montana State on Nov. 14 (18 points, 12 assists) and Nicholls State on Nov. 20 (28 points, 13 assists) …totaled at least 20 points in nine games … finished with 49 points in UCLA’s first weekend of the NCAA Tournament (two games), the program’s highest two-game point total in one NCAA Tournament since Reggie Miller scored 56 points in consecutive games during the 1987 NCAA Tournament … made at least one three-point field goal in 32 of 36 games … made at least two three-pointers in 27 of 36 games.

2013-14
Played in all 37 games, making one start (versus Oregon, Feb. 27) … averaged 8.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman … secured Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors … ranked 15th in the Pac-12 in assists per game (2.8) … compiled a 2.13 assist turnover ratio (102 assists, 48 turnovers) … ranked 11th in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (80.4 pct, 82-102) and was second on the team in that category … led UCLA in three-point field goal percentage (38.5, 47-122, minimum 1.0 three-pointer made per game) … ranked 13th in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage … in Pac-12 Conference games only, ranked second among Pac-12 players in free throw percentage (86.8 pct, 59-68) … scored in double figures in 10 games and eclipsed the 20-point plateau twice … his total of 47 three-point field goals ranks third in school history among UCLA freshmen … likewise, his 38.5 three-point field goal percentage ranks third among UCLA freshmen (behind Jason Kapono and Arron Afflalo, mimimum 1.0 three-pointer made per game) … scored a season-high 31 points in UCLA’s 87-83 double overtime loss to Oregon (Feb. 27) … shot 7-for-17 in that game, making 12 of 13 free throws in a season-high 49 minutes … single-game total of 31 points is the second-highest total by any UCLA freshman in school history (Don MacLean scored 41 against North Texas on Dec. 30, 1988) … single-game total of 31 points is the most by a UCLA freshman in a conference game … scored 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting (and 4-of-6 from three-point range) in UCLA’s 34-point win over USC (Jan. 5) in his first-ever Pac-12 game … recorded a season-high six assists in three games … shot 59.1 percent (13-22) from the free throw line in UCLA’s first 13 games and shot 86.3 percent (69-80) from the free throw line in the team’s final 24 games … made at least one three-point field goal in 25 games.

High School
Four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at La Cueva High School (Albuquerque, N.M.) under head coach Frank Castillo … finished his high school career as New Mexico’s all-time single-season basketball scoring leader, totaling 1,050 points at La Cueva … eclipsed the previous New Mexico state record of 1,033 points set by 7-foot Nick Pino of Santa Fe St. Michael’s in 1963 … finished his high school career having scored 2,479 points … as a senior (2012-13), averaged 37.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 6.4 apg and 2.6 spg in leading La Cueva to a 22-6 overall record and appearance in the Class 5A quarterfinals … was named the 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year for New Mexico … secured Albuquerque Metro Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior … named the New Mexico Hall of Fame’s 2013 Male Athlete of the Year … also was named New Mexico “Mr. Basketball” by NMPreps.com in 2013 … as a junior (2011-12), averaged 24.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.2 apg and 2.0 spg … led La Cueva to the Class 5A state title game as a junior and to the state championship as a freshman (2009-10) … set La Cueva’s single-game scoring record on multiple occasions, scoring a career-high 52 points in a game against Eldorado on Feb. 19, 2013 ... also had a season-high 44 points in one game as a junior … following his senior season, participated in the USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship team training camp from June 14-16, 2013, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... off the court, volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and as a youth basketball coach.

Personal
Full name: Bryce Alford ... Bryce is the middle of Steve and Tanya Alford’s three children … father, Steve, serves as UCLA’s head coach ... played alongside his older brother, Kory, at UCLA in 2013-14 and 2014-15 ... also has one younger sister, Kayla ... political science major.

 

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