Kevin Love named Most Outstanding Player of West Regional
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made only two appearances with no starts and played just two minutes on the season before tearing a ligament in his right wrist ... had surgery to repair the injury on Dec. 23, 2008 and never returned, clearing the way for a medical hardship ... for the year, he missed his only two shots from the field (one from three-point range) while recording an assist in one minute in the win over FIU (Nov. 29) ... received the UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award for academic achievement and team contribution at the team's annual postseason banquet.
Made 13 appearances with no starts and played 64 minutes on the season ... he averaged 1.2 points, 0.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.2 steals per game ... he shot 35.7 percent (5-for-14) from the field and 37.5 percent (3-for-8) from three-point range ... also shot 50.0 percent (2-for-4) from the free-throw line ... was one of six Bruins on the year with a positive assist to turnover ratio (nine assists compared to five turnovers) ... his 1.80 assist to turnover ratio was the second highest on the squad ... he scored a season-high five points and added an assist and a rebound in seven minutes in the win over Cal State San Bernardino (Nov. 13) ... he had season-highs of four assists and three rebounds and chipped in three points and one steal in the Bruins' NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Mississippi Valley State (Mar. 20).
Appeared in nine games during the season (only two Pacific-10 games) and played in a total of 16 minutes ... scored his first points of the year on a three-pointer against Chaminade (Nov. 20) in the first-round game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational ... tallied one rebound, one assist and one steal in just one minute in the win over Long Beach State (Nov. 28) ... had two rebounds and an assist in two minutes against UC Riverside (Dec. 3) ... scored his first points in Pac-10 play with three points and one rebound in the win over Oregon State (Feb. 3) ... shot 66.7 percent (2-for-3) from three-point range on the year.
Four-year varsity basketball letterwinner and three-time team captain at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School for head coach Don Maurer ... averaged 22.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game as a senior (2006) ... was selected ABC League Player of the Year, first team All-League and second team All-State ... averaged 18.5 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Rams as a junior (2005) ... was a first team All-League selection ... missed half his sophomore season with a broken wrist, but came back to average 11.0 points and 4.0 assists per game while leading Country Day HS to the Class 4 district championship ... competed on the track and field squad as a freshman ... also named to the All-State academic team as a senior ... earned team defensive player of the year accolades as a junior and senior ... led the ABC League in scoring both 2005 and 2006 ... graduated with honors and a 3.95 GPA ... was a Signet Society member and a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist ... was also accepted into Harvard.
Full name: Sean Mustafa Abdul-Hamid (prefers Mustafa Abdul-Hamid) ... he is right-handed ... born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 2, 1988 ... his parents are Stephen L. Abdul-Hamid and Marva Williams ... has two younger brothers, Emery (14) and Mikhail (3) ... lists seafood as his favorite food and reading, watching movies and playing Madden 2009 as things he likes to do in his spare time ... has a dual major of communication studies/global studies.