Trio of Bruins Named to Wooden Award Preseason List
LOS ANGELES – UCLA juniors Tyger Campbell, Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Johnny Juzang have been named to the 50-person preseason watch list for the 2022 John R. Wooden Award, presented each season to the nation's top men's and women's college basketball players by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Named after former UCLA head coach John Wooden, the prestigious college basketball award is presented annually at the conclusion of each season. Coach Wooden guided the Bruins' program to 10 NCAA titles in a 12-year span, concluding in 1974-75 (his 27th year as UCLA's head coach).
UCLA, Gonzaga and Kansas are the only schools to have three student-athletes named to the Wooden Award's preseason watch list. Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren, Andrew Nembhard and Drew Timme are on the preseason list, while Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, Remy Martin and David McCormack made the initial preseason cut.
Campbell, Jaquez Jr. and Juzang were honored as All-Pac-12 selections in 2020-21. Campbell, a first-team selection last season, averaged 10.4 points, a team-high 5.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Juzang and Jaquez Jr. earned second-team All-Pac-12 accolades one year ago. Juzang finished the season as UCLA's leading scorer (16.0 points per game) and averaged 22.8 points in the Bruins' six NCAA Tournament contests. Jaquez Jr. registered 12.6 points and a team-leading 6.1 rebounds per game, shooting 48.6 percent from the field in all 32 contests (32 starts).
UCLA opens the regular season against CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Game time is 8 p.m. (PT) in Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom.
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