The UCLA Bruins lose their coach and best player for the 2013-14 college basketball season. The expectations may take somewhat of a hit, but not by that much. The Bruins will have enough talent to compete once again, but can the Wear brothers break out in the upcoming season?
Travis Wear gets the most minutes out of the two and it shows by his production, averaging 10.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. David Wear is not too far behind, averaging 7.1 points per game and five rebounds per game last season.
Both are 6’10” and both need to step up for the Bruins in the upcoming season, assuming they are granted more playing time. Travis already averaged 28.9 minutes per game last season, but David got less at 23.4 minutes per game.
With more attempts, both could really shine for UCLA. Both can shoot the long ball, however, they do not shoot it that frequently.
There are other very good players returning to the team, like Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson. So, it is not like the Wear brothers will have to carry the load or anything like that. They both have a great chance to start, though, which should help with their production on the court.
It always helps when you have two 6’10” players out on the court at the same time in college hoops. Not to mention, Anderson is 6’9”.
The expectations might not be as high, but if the Wear brothers can break out and if some of the incoming freshmen can have a big impact, UCLA will compete for a Pac-12 title.