Junior guard Johnny Juzang (left) and junior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. (right) both represented UCLA men’s basketball on Wednesday at Pac-12 Media Day in San Francisco. Both players were named to the preseason All-Pac-12 First Team. (Courtesy of John McGillen/Pac-12)
The Bruins left Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day with a number of preseason accolades.
UCLA men’s basketball sent coach Mick Cronin, junior guard Johnny Juzang and junior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr.
The start of the 2021-2022 school year has arrived and with it comes a number of Bruins making their inaugural campus visits. For those who have yet to step foot in Westwood, it may be challenging to gauge which sporting events to attend.
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
But it sure seems like it is in Westwood.
Across the country, it is estimated that more than one-third of undergraduate students will transfer schools before earning their degrees.
After transferring from Kentucky in the 2020 offseason, junior guard Johnny Juzang had one of the most decorated single seasons in UCLA men’s basketball history. Pacing the team in scoring, Juzang helped lead the Bruins to their first NCAA Final Four since 2008, earning an All-NCAA Tournament Team selection after picking up All-Pac-12 honors in the regular season.
When the Bruins graced the national stage last March, the name “Jaquez” was made known around the country.
UCLA men’s basketball had an up-and-down regular season before Jaime Jaquez Jr.
Of the 40 future, current or former UCLA athletes who competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 15 athletes won 16 total medals – seven golds, seven silvers and two bronze medals.
With the 2021-2022 season for UCLA Athletics beginning this month, the Daily Bruin Sports staff takes a look at the expectations for all 21 varsity teams, discussing the best- and worst-case scenarios for each club along with one key storyline surrounding each roster.
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