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There have been a handful of impressive performances from UCLA this season from the likes of Jordan Adams, Zach LaVine and Kyle Anderson, but none came as a more pleasant surprise than David Wear’s performance against Duke.
Although Wear averaged 10 points in his sophomore season—his first season at UCLA—the 6’10” forward had a very mediocre junior season, averaging seven points per game coming off the bench for the Bruins.
While he’s remained an average player in his senior season, Wear came up big in the Bruins’ important nonconference matchup against Duke.
Facing one of the premier teams in the nation, Wear had his best performance of the season, putting in 16 points on 6-of-7 from the floor.
Even though UCLA eventually lost the game, Wear supplied the Bruins with vital boosts of momentum with a career-high four threes.