UCLA--On Nov. 4, Bozeman suffered a right knee injury (ACL) in practice and on Nov. 10, he had season-ending surgery and redshirted the 2004-05 campaign . . .He was UCLA's starting point guard his first three years ... In 2003-04, the only Bruin to start every game (28), Bozeman led the Pac-10 in assists (5.54) and led the Bruins in minutes (33.7) ... Needs 61 assists (315) to break into the Bruin career Top 10 ...Injuries slowed his first two years - in 2002-03, Bozeman missed the final eight games with a right shoulder injury (had surgery to correct a stability problem on March 25, 2003) and as a true freshman in 2001-02, he missed seven early season games and four additional starts because of a right knee cartilage tear that required surgery ... Before the sophomore shoulder injury, Bozeman started 17 of 21 games and as a freshman, he started 17 of the last 18 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team ... One of the top high school players in the nation in 2000-01, Bozeman committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000 ... A 2001 McDonald's All-American.
2003-04 - In 28 games (all starts, he was the only Bruin to start every game), he averaged 7.5 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.54 assists (led the Pac-10) and 3.8 rebounds (No. 5) in a team-high 33.7 minutes ...In his final 18 games, he passed for 105 assists (5.83) and had at least seven in six of those 18 games ...In Pac-10 play, he averaged a league-best 5.72 assists and his assist/turnover ratio of 2.29 ranked No. 2 in the league ...In addition, he shot .675 from the free throw line in league games ... Bozeman's highlight games included -- Against Vermont, he contributed 12 points, a then-career-high nine assists with just one turnover, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes ... It was his pass to Ryan Hollins that resulted in the free throw for the game-winning points ...Vs. UC Riverside, Bozeman had a career-high tying 17 points (7-14, 1-2, 2-3), seven assists, six rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes ...Against Kentucky at the Wooden Classic, he played a career-high tying 40 minutes and had 12 points, a then-career-high tying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and a career-high tying one block ... Against Loyola Marymount, Bozeman hit a three-point basket with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins a 69-66 victory ... Vs. LMU, he played 39 minutes, recorded his first career double-double, with a team-high 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and two assists ... In 36 minutes vs. Michigan State, Bozeman had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed 12 points, including four straight free throws in the final 2:30, five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Washington State, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes ... His layup with 1:12 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good (46-45) ... At Washington, he had eight points, eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes before fouling out with 6:00 remaining in regulation ... Vs. Arizona State, he had five points, five rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes ... He scored all of his points in the final 2:38, making five of six free throws, including his final five ... At California, he had four points, three rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and one steal in 37 minutes ... Against USC, he had a career high-tying 10 assists, five points and four rebounds in 38 minutes ... Vs. Washington, he contributed eight assists, five points and three rebounds in 28 minutes ... At Arizona, he scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 4 with 13 points, five assists, one rebound and one steal in 31 minutes ...At Oregon, he contributed 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal in 37 minutes ... In the Pac-10 Tournament game against Washington, he had four points, a game-high eight assists and three rebounds in 29 minutes.
HONORS - At the Bruins' end-of-the-year banquet, Bozeman was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (Outstanding Team Play).
BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/5); 17 points vs. UC Riverside (12/3); 10 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (12/13); 10 assists vs. USC (1/28), California (1/24); 2 steals vs. UC Santa Barbara (12/17); 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky (12/6), Michigan (12/27).
BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (April 1) - Assists - 1st, 5.54; Assist/TO Ratio - 5th, 1.85; Pac-10 Assists - 1st, 5.72; Pac-10 Assist/TO Ratio - 2nd, 2.29.
2002-03 -- In his 21 games (17 starts), Bozeman averaged 26.0 minutes (third on team), 7.3 points (No. 6 on the team), 3.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists (second) and 0.8 steals while shooting 40.8 from the floor, 31.3 from three-point range and 51.4 from the line ... He scored in double figures seven times, including three of his last six games, and led the Bruins in assists on 10 occasions and in steals on four occasions ... In his last 12 games, he made 37 of 83 field goal attempts (44.6) ... He averaged 8.5 points (51), 3.2 rebounds (19) and 3.2 assists (19) in his final six games ... At Georgetown (Feb. 8), Bozeman scored 10 points and made two free throws with 4.9 seconds to give the Bruins a 71-70 victory, ending UCLA's nine-game losing streak ...In UCLA's 96-91 overtime loss to Oregon in Pauley (Jan. 30), Bozeman played a career-high tying 40 minutes and scored a career-best 17 points, with five rebounds and assists, a career-high tying two steals and just two turnovers ... Bozeman missed the final eight games of last year and had right shoulder surgery on March 25(Bozeman strained his right shoulder on Feb. 5 at USC and aggravated the injury at Arizona State on Feb. 15 - based on symptoms, examinations and medical testing, Bozeman was diagnosed with instability in his right shoulder).
Honors - Preseason honors included - Athlon No. 2 Top 10 Emerging Star in the U. S. and Lindy's third-team All-Pac-10.
BOZEMAN'S SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Oregon (1/30/03) and USD (11/26/02); 17 points vs. Oregon (1/30/03); 7 rebounds vs. USD (11/26/02); 8 assists vs. WSU (1/4/03) and USD (11/26/02); 2 steals vs. Oregon (1/30/03), California (1/25/03) and USD (11/26/02); 1 blocked shot vs. Washington (1/2/03).
BOZEMAN'S PAC-10 RANKINGS (All Games) - Assist/TO Ratio, 9th, 1.42.
2001-02 - In 26 games (21 starts), Bozeman averaged 23.4 minutes (No. 5 on the team), 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and a team-best 3.54 assists, while shooting 41.3 from the field ... His assist-to-turnover ratio was 1.39 (1.74 in Pac-10 league play to rank fourth) and in his last 13 games, he passed for 49 assists while committing 27 turnovers (1.81 ratio) ... In a three-game span in late February (Arizona State, at California, at Stanford), he scored 24 points (13 vs. ASU and 11 at Stanford), averaging 8.0 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 71.4 (10-14) from the floor, 100.0 (2-2) from three-point range and 66.7 (2-3) from the line ... His right knee injury kept him out of the Georgetown, Columbia, at WSU and Washington, UC Irvine, Alabama at The Wooden Classic amd UC Riverside games ... On Dec. 3, Bruin team physician Dr. Gerald Finerman repaired the injury in a successful one-half hour arthroscopic procedure at the UCLA Medical Center ... A right knee MRI on Nov. 29 revealed a tear in the lateral meniscus.
Maui - Bozeman started all three games (the last time UCLA started a freshman point guard was in 1997-98, when Baron Davis started at the point and Earl Watson at the No. 2 spot), averaging 26.0 minutes, 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and a team-leading 3.0 assists and shooting 58.3 from the field, 33.3 (1-3) from three-point range and 66.7 (2-3) from the foul line ... His highlight game was vs. Houston, playing 31 minutes, with a then- career-high 13 points, two rebounds and four assists.
NCAA -- In the "Sweet 16" contest vs. Missouri, Bozeman played 28 minutes with eight points, three rebounds and two assists ... In a then-career-high 39 minutes vs. No. 1 seed Cincinnati in a second round contest, he had eight points, a then-career-high five rebounds (including a career-best four offensive rebounds), four assists and no turnovers ... In 16 minutes vs. Mississippi, had a team-high five assists, with one steal and one rebound ... Against Cincinnati and Missouri, Bozeman averaged 33.5 minutes, 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and just 1.5 turnovers while making eight of 20 shots (40.0).
Honors - At UCLA's season-ending awards/dinner banquet, Bozeman shared the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (Most Valuable Freshman) with Dijon Thompson and Andre Patterson ...Preseason honors included -- Athlon No. 28 Top College Freshman; Basketball News No. 20 final high school ranking; Street & Smith's All-West Incoming Freshman.
BOZEMAN'S PAC-10 RANKINGS (All Games) -- Assists, 8th, 3.54; Asst./TO Ratio, 8th, 1.39.
High School-- Participated in the McDonald's All-American Game on March 28, 2001 in Durham, NC, the nation's top showcase of prep talent ... Bozeman scored eight points in 14 minutes as his West team defeated the East 137-125 ... Led Mater Dei High School, under coach Gary McKnight, to a 33-2 record and the CIF Div. I State title in 2001 ...Averaged 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per contest in senior season ... Parade Magazine third-team All-American ... First-team All-State ... CIF Division 1A co-Player of the Year ... Orange County Register Player of the Year ... Los Angeles Times' Orange County Player of the Year ... Entering his senior season, Bozeman was rated the 10th-best high school player in America by Hoop Scoop, a rating he maintained at the end of his prep career ... Was ranked No. 9 among all prep shooting guards by The Sporting News ... As a junior in 1999-00, Bozeman helped lead Mater Dei to the CIF Southern Section Div. 1A title ... He averaged 11.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals and shot 50.5 from the field, 35.4 (17-48) from three-point range and 69.5 from the foul line ... At the end of his junior prep campaign, Bozeman earned USA Today honorable mention All-America.
Personal-- Full name: Cedric R. Bozeman ... Nickname: Ced ... Right-handed ... Born March 7, 1983 in Los Angeles ... Parents: Rudy and Brenda ... One sister ... Former USC standout (1994-97) Stais Boseman is a cousin ... History major.
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