The UCLA Basketball All-Time Team

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Mar 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins mascot performs in the second half of a men

Power Forward

4. Ed O’Bannon 1991-95

Ed O’Bannon was a great basketball player on a great team. In three of his four years playing for the Bruins, O’Bannon averaged more than 16 points per game. In those three years, he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, with things peaking in his senior season.

O’Bannon had scored 20.4 ppg in the 1994-95 season and had 8.3 rebounds to go with it. His efforts that season landed him as the John R. Wooden Award winner.

In that year, O’Bannon and the Bruins went on to win the Pac-12 Championship and a eventually end up with a 31-2 record which culminated with something that had not been achieved in Westwood in 20 years.

Along with partner in crime Tyus Edney, O’Bannon and the Bruins won UCLA Basketball’s 11th national championship. It was, as they say, a “Return To Glory”.

His #31 was retired in 1996 and is among 10 total that hang in Pauley Pavilion.

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