Travis Wear

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Travis Wear
Travis Wear.jpg
New York Knicks
Position Forward
League NBA
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
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Travis James Wear (born September 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels and the UCLA Bruins. 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.

High school career[edit]

Wear attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California where he was a two-time California Interscholastic Federation State champion in 2007 and 2008. As a junior, he averaged 16.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. As a senior, he averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.[1]

College career[edit]

Wear and his twin brother, David, played for the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels in their freshman year.[2] Wear contributed 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds a game while averaging over 10 minutes per game.[3] The Tar Heels missed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, which upset their fans. Wear said being playing for North Carolina "wasn't what I thought it would be."[2] The twin brothers transferred after the season in May 2010 to UCLA. They redshirted the following season due to NCAA transfer rules.[3]

Wear scored the first two points for the Bruins on November 9, 2012, in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion. UCLA won the Pacific-12 Conference championship in 2012–13. However, UCLA coach Ben Howland was fired after the season, prompting Wear and his brother to consider transferring. After meeting with incoming coach Steve Alford, the brothers were convinced they fit as starters in the new coach's system.[2] At the team's annual banquet after the 2013–14 season, Wear 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 season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Wear joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 9, 2014, he signed with New York Knicks.[6]

Personal[edit]

Wear is the son of David Sr. and Gloria Wear. His father played college basketball at Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton and professionally overseas.[1] Wear's favorite basketball player of all time is Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#24 Travis Wear". uclabruins.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Foster, Chris (March 2, 2014). "UCLA's twin Wear brothers near the end of their identical act". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Markazi, Arash; Leung, Diamond (May 25, 2010). "Wear twins transferring to UCLA". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "UCLA Looks Forward to Thursday Evening's NBA Draft". uclabruins.com. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ 2014 Atlanta Hawks Summer League Roster
  6. ^ Knicks Sign Langston Galloway and Travis Wear

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