Josh Shipp was the only player to start in all 39 games, playing in 1,269 minutes (32.5 mpg, 3rd all-time on UCLA's single-season list) ... he averaged 12.2 points (4th on the team, 19th in Pac-10), 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists (3rd on the team) and 1.3 steals per game (3rd on the team, 9th in Pac-10) ... he shot 43.4 percent (169-for-389) from the field and 32.4 percent (70-for-216) from three-point range (the 70 three-pointers made ranks 8th on UCLA's single-season list while the 216 treys attempted ranks 3rd) ... also shot 77.0 percent (67-for-87) from the free-throw line (2nd on the team) ... he became the 47th player in UCLA history to score 1,000 points and ended the season at No. 32 on the career list with 1,254 points ... he scored a season-high 21 points three times on the year, including in the Pac-10 opening win at Stanford (Jan. 3), in a home loss to USC (Jan. 19) and in a home win over Arizona State (Jan. 31) ... scored in double figures in 25 games on the year, including the first 10 games of the season ... most memorable shot came in the final seconds of the regular-season finale at home against California (Mar. 8) when his high baseline floater with one second remaining gave the Bruins an 81-80 victory ... his postseason honors included being named honorable mention All-Pac-10 (Pac-10 coaches) as well as garnering the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award for outstanding team play at the team's annual postseason banquet (co-winner with James Keefe) ... he was also named to the Midseason Naismith Award List by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
Shipp started and played in 35 of the 36 games on year ... had a great all-around game in the Final Four loss to Florida, leading the team in scoring (18 points), assists (five) and steals (four) ... missed the USC game (Jan. 13) with a strained right hamstring ... returned for the Arizona State game (Jan. 18) and scored 12 points in 24 minutes of action ... scored a career-high 24 points off of a career-best six three-pointers (6-for-9) in a win over Long Beach State (Nov. 28) ... also had seven rebounds and a career-high tying five assists against the 49ers ... was named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 4 after his performance against LBSU and his 10 points and two rebounds against UC Riverside (Dec. 3) ... led UCLA with 18 points and added four boards, four steals and a career-high two blocks in a win over No. 6 Texas A&M (Dec. 9) ... also led the Bruins in scoring with 18 points in a win over Sam Houston State (Dec. 19) with a career-best 8-of-8 from the free-throw line ... led UCLA in scoring with 18 points in a win over Michigan (Dec. 23) ... led the Bruins in scoring with 18 points in a win at Oregon State (Jan. 4) ... had nine points, a career-high six steals, five assists and four rebounds at Stanford (Jan. 28) ... equalled his career-high scoring 24 points (10-of-14 from the field) in a win at Arizona (Feb. 17) ... scored 19 points (5-for-9 from three-point range) and had five boards in the loss to California in the Pac-10 Tournament (Mar. 8) ... had 16 points and five boards against Pittsburgh (Mar. 22) and nine points, six boards, five assists, four steals and two blocks against Kansas (Mar. 24) ... was second on the team and 17th in the Pac-10 Conference in scoring (13.3 ppg) ... ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in steals (1.3 spg) ... had a string of 22 consecutive made free throws snapped at Oregon (Jan. 6) ... also had the Pac-10's second-longest double-figure scoring streak of 12 games snapped when he scored nine points in the home win over Arizona (Jan. 20).
Missed all but four games in 2005-06 with a right hip injury. Underwent surgery Sept. 28, 2005 and missed the first 11 games ... after four games (Dec. 29, 2005 - Jan. 7, 2006), announced that he would miss the remainder of the season due to continual pain in his right hip ... made his season debut against Stanford on Dec. 29 ... started and played 29 minutes, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... at Arizona, had a season-best 14 points (5-10, 2-3, 2-2/his two free throws with :05 left gave UCLA its 85-79 winning margin), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes ... at Arizona State, he contributed 10 points, a season-high seven rebounds and one assist in a season-best 32 minutes.
In 29 games (23 of the last 24 as a starter, missing only on Senior Day), Shipp averaged 9.3 points (No. 4 on the team), 5.2 rebounds (No. 2 and also No. 10 on the Bruin all-time freshman chart), 1.8 assists (No. 4) and 1.21 steals (No. 3) in 29.7 minutes ... rebound average was highest of any freshman in the Pac-10 ... in conference play, averaged 9.6 points (No. 4) and 5.1 rebounds (No. 2 on the team and 18th in the Pac-10) ... in his last 11 games, he averaged 10.8 points (119) ... shot .524 (44-for-84) from the floor, .241 (7-for-29) from three-point range and .667 (24-for-36) from the free throw line ... scored in double figures in 12 of the last 25 games ... led the Bruins in scoring twice, rebounding six times and in steals on 11 occasions ... in his first collegiate game, logged 10 minutes off the bench vs. Chicago State; had two points, two rebounds and one assist ... in 10 minutes off the bench versus UC Irvine, Shipp had nine points (scored seven points in 59 seconds in the first half), with three rebounds and one steal ... in 12 minutes off the bench vs. Long Beach State, had four rebounds and one steal ... against Boston College, scored 13 points (all in the second half, scored seven straight from 11:15-9:24) and collected four rebounds, two assists and three steals ... in his first career collegiate start versus Pepperdine, he recorded his first double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) and had two assists and one steal ... Shipp never left the starting lineup again except for Senior Day against Oregon ... in 31 minutes versus Michigan State, Shipp had a game-high tying 18 points, with two rebounds and three assists ... at Oregon State, played 29 minutes, with eight points, three rebounds and three assists ... in 37 minutes in the double-overtime win over Washington State, had 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal ... in 25 minutes in the win over Washington, had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists ... at Arizona, he had eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 36 minutes ... in 29 minutes against Stanford, had 12 points, four rebounds and one steal ... in 33 minutes in the win at USC, had 13 points, seven rebounds to tie for the game high and one steal ... in a career-high 41 minutes at Washington State, tied for the team lead with eight rebounds and added five points, two assists and one steal ... scored a career-high 20 points at Washington and added three rebounds and one assist ... in 31 minutes versus Arizona State, he had eight points, five rebounds and four assists ... in 33 minutes versus Arizona, he tallied seven points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block ... at California, he contributed 11 points, six rebounds, a career high-tying four assists and a career-high four steals in 29 minutes ... in 33 minutes at Stanford, had nine points, four rebounds and one steal ... in 30 minutes in the win over USC, he had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... at Notre Dame, despite playing on sprained right ankle, contributed six points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes ... against Oregon State, he played 19 minutes (his lowest total since becoming a starter) because of his sprained right ankle and finished with three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... he came off the bench against Oregon (UCLA started three seniors for their final home game) and led the Bruins with a season-high tying 20 points (8-10, 0-1, 4-7) in 32 minutes and added six rebounds, one assist and one steal ... in the Pac-10 Tournament against Oregon State, recorded his second career double-double with 13 points (5-9, 1-4, 2-3) and a game-high 11 rebounds and added two assists and one steal in 31 minutes ... against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament, had 13 points, seven rebounds, tied for the team high, a career-best five assists and one block in 36 minutes. HONORS -- On March 7, it was announced that Shipp had been named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention list ... at the Bruins' annual end-of-the-season awards dinner banquet, Shipp received the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (most valuable freshman/with Arron Afflalo and Jordan Farmar) and the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play) ... his preseason honors included Athlon No. 55 incoming freshman in the nation.
Under head coach Harvey Kitani, Shipp led the Lions to their first-ever CA Div. I State title, scoring 22 of his team's 51 points in a 51-35 win over Concord De La Salle (he tied a Div. I State record with five 3-pointers, all in second half) ... in the southern California Regional final, Shipp scored 33 points, a regional record for points and field goals (14) in Fairfax's 75-68 overtime win over Etiwanda; Shipp scored nine of the Lions' 14 overtime points ... he averaged 30.4 points and led Fairfax to a 27-5 overall record; the Lions were rated No. 19 by USA Today following their California Division I State Championship ... scored 40 points in Fairfax's 65-46 win over Bishop Montgomery in the Redondo Pacific Shores Tournament final ... was a third-team Parade Magazine All-America selection, CalHi Sports All-State, Los Angeles Times All-Star Boys Basketball team and the LA City Co-Player of the Year (with former teammate Jordan Farmar) ... his senior preseason honors included PrepWestHoops No. 4 shooting guard in the West, HoopScoop No. 17 second guard in the U. S. and Lindy's No. 28 player in the nation ... as a junior, Shipp helped lead Fairfax to the City finals and averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists and earned All-State underclassman and All-City second-team honors.
Full name: Joshua I. Shipp ... parents: Joe and Deborah ... father (Joe) played football at USC ... born in Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 1986 ... he is right-handed ... has one older brother, Joe and one younger brother, Jerren ... Joe was a standout forward at California who led the Pac-10 in scoring (20.4 ppg) in 2003 ... Jerren is a junior guard at Arizona State ... sister (Brittney) attended UCLA ... majoring in sociology.