Roll, Nelson, and Honeycutt Garner All-Pac-10 Honors
By Bruin Basketball Report
Senior guard Michael Roll was named to the All-Pac 10 First Team, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Roll led his team in scoring with 13.5 points per game while shooting 46% from the field and 42% on three-pointers.
A fifth-year red-shirt senior, Roll had been primarily a role player at UCLA until this year when he was thrust into a leadership role on a very young Bruin squad.
Two UCLA newcomers were also named to the All- Pac 10 Freshmen Team.
Forwards Reeves Nelson and Tyler Honeycutt were honored as top frosh players in the league.
Nelson, who sat out the last four games of the season due to an eye injury, was a nice surprise for the Bruins by displaying a combination of grit and aggressiveness which was sorely lacking on the team.
Nelson averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game this season.
Fellow frosh Tyler Honeycutt came back from a bevy of summer injuries to average 7.3 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds a game.
The all-purpose forward also led the team in number of steals and blocked shots this season.
Nelson and Honeycutt are solid building blocks next year for a rebuilding UCLA basketball program.