An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Earned Consensus First Team All-America honors and was a member of the Wooden All-American Team as a junior. Also named Pac-10 Player of the Year. Earned First Team All-Conference honors his sophomore and junior years. Finished collegiate career as the 17th all-time leading scorer in UCLA history with 1,540 points. Also ranks 2nd all-time in three-point field goals made (209) and attempted (560).
Junior (2006-07): Ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.9 ppg) and three-point field goals made per game (2.4), while averaging 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Scored 20 or more points 12 times. Matched career-high with 27 points and set a career-high with eight assists vs. Washington. Also posted 27 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds at West Virginia. Named to the EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.3 points in three games. Led team with 22 points vs. Weber State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Sank all 10 free throw attempts on his way to 17 points vs. Pittsburgh in the Sweet Sixteen. Registered 24 points vs. Kansas in the Regional Finals. Tallied 17 points vs. Florida in the Final Four.
Sophomore (2005-06): Led team in scoring (15.8 ppg, seventh in the Pac-10), while averaging 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Registered 20 or more points 11 times, with a career-high 27 points vs. Arizona. Tallied 25 points and seven rebounds at Cal. Scored 23 points vs. Stanford. Posted first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Oregon State. Sank 6-for-9 from beyond three-point range in scoring 20 points at Michigan. Scored 21 points vs. Arizona State, hitting all 12 free throw attempts. Posted 15 points in back-to-back games vs. Gonzaga and Memphis in the NCAA Tournament, on his way to All-Oakland Region honors. Scored 10 points vs. Florida in the National Championship game.
Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists and led the team in three-point shooting (.386). Was one of two players, along with fellow freshman Jordan Farmer, to start every game for the Bruins. Scored in double figures 18 times. Posted a season-high 22 points and tied a season-high with nine rebounds vs. USC. Led team with 17 points at Notre Dame. Scored 16 points vs. Michigan State. Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.
Strengths: Excels in the mid-range game, with very good shooting mechanics and the ability to come off screens. Polished player who allows the game to come to him.
Personal: Majored in sociology. Has three sisters and two brothers.