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Jaquez Jr., Juzang to Represent UCLA at Pac-12 Media Day

Oct 11, 2021
Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez Jr. (photo by Mark Rebilas, USA Today Sports)

LOS ANGELES – UCLA head coach Mick Cronin and juniors Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Johnny Juzang will represent the UCLA men's basketball program at Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day in San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Cronin, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach, enters his third season as the Bruins' head coach in 2021-22. He will be accompanied by the Bruins' top two returning scorers from last season's team in Juzang (16.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg) and Jaquez Jr. (12.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg).
Coverage of Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day will begin on the Pac-12 Network this Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PT), as Commissioner George Kliavkoff will share opening remarks ahead of media availabilities with all 12 head coaches and the schools' student-athletes. Media availability with the league's coaches and student-athletes will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. (PT). Those interviews will be available to fans on Pac-12 Insider, the Pac-12 Now app and
Live in-studio interviews with Coach Cronin, Jaquez Jr. and Juzang will begin at 12 p.m. (PT), televised live on the Pac-12 Network. Those studio interviews will also be available online through the Pac-12 Now app and Former UCLA standout Don MacLean, along with Guy Haberman and Jordan Kent, will chat with the Pac-12 head coaches and student-athletes at the Pac-12 Network studio.
UCLA's podium session, with Coach Cronin, Jaquez Jr., and Juzang, at Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day will air at 3:30 p.m. (PT) on Pac-12 Insider, and the Pac-12 Now app.
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Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Johnny Juzang played integral roles in helping UCLA advance to the 2021 Final Four in Indianapolis. The Bruins went 22-10 last season, including a 13-6 mark in the Pac-12 Conference (fourth place).
Jaquez Jr., a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season. Through his two years in Westwood, Jaquez Jr. has averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 63 games (making 55 starts). He has totaled 670 career points and will enter the upcoming season 330 points shy of the 1,000 career point plateau. Jaquez Jr. has scored in double figures in 35 games and has recorded at least 10 rebounds in seven games. A resident of Camarillo, Calif., Jaquez Jr. was named a second-team All-Pac-12 selection last season.
Juzang, a 6-foot-7 guard from Tarzana, Calif., averaged a team-leading 16.0 points per game last season and secured second-team All-Pac-12 honors. He shot a team-leading 87.7 percent from the free throw stripe in 2020-21. Juzang played in 27 games last season (26 starts) after having transferred to UCLA from the University of Kentucky. He was one of five players to earn All-NCAA Tournament Team honors, averaging 22.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in the Bruins' six NCAA Tournament contests. Juzang scored in double figures in all six postseason games, recording at least 20 points in four of those contests.
Get an inside look at the Bruins' day in San Francisco by following the UCLA men's basketball team accounts on Twitter (@UCLAMBB) and Instagram (@UCLAMBB). From Jaquez Jr. and Juzang's appearances in the live studio, to various photo booths and one-on-one video interviews, UCLA's primary men's basketball social media channels will have a behind-the-scenes look at Tuesday's event.