Juzang Secures All-NCAA Tournament Team Honors
INDIANAPOLIS – UCLA sophomore Johnny Juzang secured All-NCAA Tournament Team honors, as announced Monday evening after the NCAA Championship game concluded at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Juzang, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, averaged a team-leading 22.8 points per game in the Bruins' six NCAA Tournament contests. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds per game, totaling six assists and five steals. Juzang shot 50.9 percent from the field and connected on 15 of 40 attempts from 3-point range (37.5 percent).
Joining Juzang on the five-person all-tournament team included Baylor's Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler and Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs and Drew Timme. Baylor defeated Gonzaga, 86-70, in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship contest on Monday night.
Juzang helped UCLA advance to the NCAA Final Four for the 19th time in program history, UCLA's first appearance in the national semifinals since three consecutive trips in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He scored a team-leading 29 points against Gonzaga last Saturday evening, as the Bruins dropped a 93-90 overtime contest to the No. 1-seeded Bulldogs.
Juzang, a second-team All-Pac-12 selection, finished the season as UCLA's leading scorer (16.0 points per game). Through 27 games (26 starts), he averaged 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. Juzang finished the season having shot 44.1 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range.
UCLA concluded the 2020-21 season with a 22-10 overall record and a 13-6 mark in Pac-12 play. The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a "First Four" selection, winning a play-in game against Michigan State before securing consecutive victories over BYU, Abilene Christian, Alabama and Michigan.