David Wear's Bio (PDF)
In three seasons at UCLA, averaged 7.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game in 103 contests (76 starts) … totaled 809 points and 515 rebounds in three years … transferred to UCLA along with his twin brother Travis Wear after playing at North Carolina during the 2009-10 season … scored in double figures in 38 of 103 career games at UCLA.
Started all 37 games … finished his senior season averaging 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22.9 minutes per game … scored in double figures in seven games … scored a season-high 18 points in UCLA’s 76-64 win at California (Jan. 23), connecting on 6 of 10 shots and going 2-for-2 from three-point range … registered one double-double, totaling 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds against Sacramento State (Nov. 18) … scored 16 points in a loss to Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York (Dec. 19), connecting on 6 of 7 shots and going a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point range … made 20 consecutive free throws midway through the season (Nov. 28 through Feb. 8) … finished the year shooting 80.5 percent from the free throw line (33-41) … shot 44.2 percent from three-point range (23-52) … scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes in UCLA’s season-opening 72-67 win against Drexel (Nov. 8) … provided one of the top plays of the season for UCLA, with 1.3 seconds remaining, took a nearly full-court pass from Travis Wear and nailed a deep three-pointer at the buzzer, tying the game 71-71 at the end of regulation against Oregon (Feb. 27) – UCLA had trailed by 15 points in the second half before clawing back in the final minutes (Oregon won in double overtime, 87-83).
Played in 34 games, making nine starts … averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game … scored in double figures in 10 games … scored a season-high 16 points against Missouri (Dec. 28) and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds at USC (Feb. 24) … had two double-doubles – against Indiana State (Nov. 9) and at USC (Feb. 24) … missed the game against Georgia (Nov. 20) with a sore back, sustained from a hard fall in the second half of the game against Georgetown (Nov. 19) … scored 11 points, connecting on a career-high 7 of 8 free throws, in UCLA’s 80-75 win over Arizona State (March 14) in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals … played a career-high 38 minutes in UCLA’s 79-74 overtime win over Arizona State (Feb. 27) … started against Arizona State in place of twin brother Travis Wear (sprained foot) … logged his second double-double of the season (10 points, 11 rebounds) in UCLA’s 75-59 win at USC (Feb. 24) … totaled 15 points and eight rebounds in UCLA’s 84-73 win at No. 6 Arizona (Jan. 24), playing 31 minutes in a game in which twin brother Travis Wear could not play in the second half (concussion) … scored eight of UCLA’s first 15 points in the win over Stanford (Jan. 5) … scored a season-high 16 points (making 7 of 7 shots from the field) with six rebounds in a 97-94 win over Missouri (Dec. 28) … had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) in UCLA’s win over Indiana State to open the season (Nov. 9) … along with Kyle Anderson, became the first UCLA player to log a double-double in the team’s season opener since Kevin Love had 22 points and 13 rebounds against Portland State on Nov. 9, 2007 … has totaled four career double-doubles at UCLA (two in 2011-12, two in 2012-13).
Played in 32 games, making 30 starts ... was third on the team with 10.2 points per game and led the Bruins with 6.3 rebounds per game ... averaged 28.4 minutes per game ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 team honors ... averaged 11.3 points per game in league play ... led UCLA and ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in overall games with 202 rebounds (6.3 rpg) and was eighth in league games (6.2 rpg) ... scored in double figures 20 times, including in a career-best seven consecutive games (Jan. 15-Feb. 4), a streak that ended when he registered eight points in the home win over Stanford (Feb. 9) ... logged at least one rebound in all 32 games and had at least five rebounds in 24 of 32 games played ... had two double-doubles - one against Pennsylvania (Dec. 10), logging 11 points and 12 rebounds, and one against USC (Feb. 15), recording 16 points and 13 rebounds ... tallied a career-high 17 points in a loss at California (Dec. 31) on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line ... totaled 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in the win at Washington State (Feb. 4) ... finished the season shooting 46.7 percent from three-point range (14-for-30), the highest percentage on the team ... missed UCLA's game against Chaminade (Nov. 21) after sustaining a concussion in practice on Nov. 17 ... exited the game in the final minutes at Oregon (Jan. 21) after hurting his left knee (MRI showed no significant injury, was negative).
2009-10 (at North Carolina)
Played in 27 games, making two starts as a true freshman ... averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds ... shot 50 percent (8-for-16) from three-point range ... injured his left hip in practice on Feb. 18 and missed the remainder of the season due to injury ... had surgery on March 9 in Colorado to repair a torn labrum ... scored seven points and had three offensive rebounds in North Carolina's 74-61 win over N.C. State (Feb. 13) ... scored a season-best 12 points at Virginia Tech, making 5-of-7 shots - tied his season-high with two three-pointers against the Hokies ... scored six points on 3-of-7 shooting against Wake Forest ... scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor and grabbed a season-high five rebounds against Presbyterian ... started UNC's games against Marshall and College of Charleston ... hit a pair of three-pointers in a loss to Texas ... played 12 minutes against Syracuse, helping to spark a second-half run that cut the Orange's lead to eight points.
Played for head coach Gary McKnight at Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.) ... averaged 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a senior at Mater Dei ... logged 18.9 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior ... played in the McDonald's All-American Game in 2009 alongside current UCLA teammates Joshua Smith and Travis Wear ... secured fourth-team All-America honors from Parade magazine in 2009 ... also was a second-team All-California selection in 2009 from MaxPreps ... named Orange County's Most Valuable Player by the Orange County Register in 2009 ... helped Mater Dei finish the 2008-09 high school season ranked No. 9, nationally, in USA Today's rankings ... guided Mater Dei to back-to-back state championships (2006-07, 2007-08) ... scored 14 points in the state finals during his junior season (2007-08), helping Mater Dei defeat Archbishop Mitty, 65-53, at ARCO Arena ... Mater Dei finished the 2007-08 season with a 35-1 record ... led Mater Dei to a 69-64 overtime win over Archbishop Mitty in the 2007 state finals (sophomore season), scoring 10 points at ARCO Arena to help the Monarchs win the Division II state title ... named California Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... was an honor roll student at Mater Dei
Named to the 2008 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team on July 8, 2008 ... U.S. team went 4-1, capturing a silver medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina on July 14-18, 2008 ... in pool play, the USA defeated Venezuela (82-73), Bahamas (115-51) and Puerto Rico (106-64) and then defeated Canada (82-66) in the medal rounds before falling to host Argentina (77-64) in the gold medal game ... played in four of five games, averaging 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 64.3 percent (9-for-14) from the field.
Full name: David Earl Wear, Jr. ... born in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 21, 1990 ... his parents are David and Gloria Wear ... his identical twin, Travis, is his only sibling ... his father, David Sr., played college basketball at Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton and professionally overseas ... lists winning back-to-back state championships at Mater Dei High School as his biggest athletic thrills to date ... played AAU basketball for Pump N' Run Elite ... political science major.