How UCLA basketball roster shapes up for 2016-17

UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) reacts to a foul as guard Bryce Alford (20) watches during the second half.

UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) reacts to a foul as guard Bryce Alford (20) watches during the second half.

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How the Bruins look next season

Player; Pos.; Ht.; Yr.; Comment

Bryce Alford; PG; 6-3; Sr.; Often clutch, but led the team in shots despite 38.5% shooting. A leader but defense needs improvement.


Prince Ali; G; 6-3; So.; Averaged more than 10 minutes a game during nonconference games; didn’t reach double digits in minutes in last four games.

Noah Allen; G; 6-7; Sr.; His playing time increased as Ali’s responsibilities decreased.

Ike Anigbogu; C; 6-9; Fr.; Defense-minded big man is a skilled rebounder and shot blocker.

Lonzo Ball; G; 6-5; Fr.; Might be Alford’s most decorated recruit ever. Was the Naismith high school player of the year.

Gabriel Bell-Williams; G; 6-5; So.; Walk-on did not see game action in his first season.

Justis Bell-Williams; G; 6-4; So.; Like his brother, a walk-on who did not play in a game.

Jonah Bolden; F; 6-10; Jr.; A starter late in the season, but never developed into a scoring threat; averaged 4.6 points a game.

Gyorgy Goloman; F; 6-11; Jr.; Coaches raved about his improvement, but he never got going because of an injury that sidelined him two months.

Isaac Hamilton; G; 6-5; Sr.; Arguably UCLA’s most improved player. He was third in the Pac-12 Conference in scoring and is a capable defender.

Aaron Holiday; PG; 6-1; So.; The team’s steals and three-point percentage leader, Holiday contributed in all facets as a freshman.

T.J. Leaf; F; 6-10; Fr.; One of the highest-rated high school forwards in the nation, Leaf could solve UCLA’s power-forward issues.

Kobe Paras; G; 6-5; Fr.; A club teammate of Anigbogu and Leaf, Paras is a star in the Philippines and among Filipino-American basketball fans.

Alex Olesinski; F; 6-9; So.; Earned a surprising amount of playing time as a freshman but was overmatched at times.

Ikenna Okwarabizie; C; 6-9; Jr.; Junior-college transfer and scholarship player appeared in seven games without scoring.

Jerrold Smith; G; 6-0; Sr.; Walk-on appeared in eight games.

Wonder Smith; G; 6-1; So.; Walk-on did not appear in a game this season.

Thomas Welsh; C; 7-0; Jr.; Showed major improvement in his second season; now hoping to develop into a rim protector.

Alec Wulff; G; 6-3; Jr.; The only walk-on player to score this season, he finished with six points.