Travis Wear

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Travis Wear
Travis Wear.jpg
Free agent
Personal information
Born (1990-09-21) September 21, 1990 (age 23)
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
College North Carolina (2009–2010)
UCLA (2011–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Career highlights and awards

Travis Wear (born September 21, 1990) is an American former college basketball player. He played forward for the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2009-10 season before transferring to the UCLA Bruins program. As a high school athlete, Wear was selected to participate in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game and played on the 2008 silver medal winning USA Basketball U-18 team at the FIBA U-18 championship tournament where he ranked 29th overall in scoring, 19th in rebounding, 15th in free throw percentage, and 14th in blocked shots. Wear was also selected as a 2009 Parade All-American, a repeat first team all-county member, first team All-Division I-AA member, first team all-league member, 2nd team all-state in 2009, and an all-state sophomore in 2007.[1][2][3]

High school career[edit]

Wear attended Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana, California. In 2007 and 2008 Wear was on their California Interscholastic Federation State Champion team. Wear scored a career-high 34 points against Orange Lutheran on Thursday, February 12, 2009.[4]

College career[edit]

Wear and his twin brother, David, played for the North Carolina Tar Heels in their freshman year. Wear contributed 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds a game while averaging over 10 minutes per game. The twin brothers transferred after the season in May 2010 to UCLA, but they did not publicly disclose their reasons for leaving. They redshirted the following season due to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transfer rules.[5]

Wear scored the first two points for the Bruins on November 9, 2012 in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion. At the team' annual banquet, he was presented with the Elvin C. Ducky Drake Memorial Award as the team member who exhibits tremendous competitive spirit, inspiration and unselfish contributions. He graduated after the 2013–14 season.[6]

Pro Career[edit]

In the 2014 NBA Draft, Wear went undrafted. However, he will play in the NBA Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks.[7]


Wear was born on September 21, 1990 to David (who played college and professional basketball in Europe) and Gloria Wear. His twin brother, David, is his elder by exactly a minute.[citation needed] His favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite basketball player of all time is Earvin "Magic" Johnson. After basketball, Wear wants to pursue a career in business management or physical therapy. Wear and brother David also play hockey.[8]


  1. ^ "Travis Wear". Orange County Register. 2008-08-04. 
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  3. ^ O'shea, Michael (2009-04-05). "Meet PARADE's All-America High School Boys Basketball team". PARADE. 
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  5. ^ Markazi, Arash; Leung, Dimaond (May 25, 2010). "Wear twins transferring to UCLA". Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "UCLA Looks Forward to Thursday Evening's NBA Draft". UCLA Athletics. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. "In addition, UCLA graduates David Wear and Travis Wear are eligible for this season’s NBA Draft." 
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