6 career scorer – four spots ahead of his brother, Charles, who also starred for the championship team. He played in 90 college games over three seasons and lost only two. Cameron Dollar is best remembered for his heroics in the 1995 NCAA championship run, when he set up Ty Edney’s coast-to-coast buzzer beater and then replaced an injured Edney in the title-game win over Arkansas.
He ran the offense for three national champions in as many tries under John Wooden, even contributing his share of scoring (14.4 points per game for his career) to teams featuring greats like Sidney Wicks and Bill Walton.
On top of that, several NBA players were born and raised on the streets of “Cali”: Ron Adams, Ray Allen, Baron Davis, Jason Collins, Scott Brooks, Paul Pierce, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, James Harden, Brandon Jennings, Jason Kidd, Steve Kerr, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Korver, the Lopez twins, Kevin Love, Reggie Miller, Tayshaun Prince, Russell Westbrook and Klay Thompson are just a some of the hundreds of NBA players from this state.
A designated rebounder for John Wooden’s final NCAA champions in 1975, Marques Johnson blossomed into an offensive weapon over the next two seasons.
Collison played his share of offense too, dishing out 577 assists (fifth on the school’s all-time list) while starting for two Final Four teams. He never managed more than 4.1 assists per game in the NBA. Under Gene Bartow, Johnson became a certified star, leading the Bruins to a 52-9 record and another Final Four in two seasons. No surprise. The current Jazz backup has averaged 4.5 assists a night for his career. A classic power forward in the battering-ram style, Curtis Rowe was a physical defender and a valuable scorer alongside Lew Alcindor and Sidney Wicks. 1 vs. 2 – not only on this list, but for all of college basketball – might have been a heck of an argument. Go Joe Bruin has put together the quintessential list of the 25 greatest UCLA basketball players of all time. Drafted by the Sonics, Allen was dealt to Milwaukee just in time to win a title with college teammate Lew Alcindor. Read on for a closer look at Miller and the rest of the 50 greatest players ever to have worn a Bruin uniform.
The best of Ben Howland’s elite backcourt defenders so far, Darren Collison averaged as many as 2.3 steals per game as a Bruin and finished second in school history with 231 steals. Murray wound up as a journeyman NBA player, with his most effective seasons coming in Washington. They are still big-time players in recruiting the best high schoolers and their legacy lives on to this day. As a pro, Erickson rejoined Bruins teammate Gail Goodrich as a glue guy for the Jerry West-Wilt Chamberlain Lakers teams, making three NBA Finals without winning a ring.