A complete history of a century of UCLA Basketball!
Over the course of 100 years, UCLA has proven to be arguably the top college basketball program of all time, but the rise to the top was filled with many bumps in the road. In UCLA Basketball Encyclopedia, Spencer Stueve writes in detail about each season in the team’s epic history.
While Coach John Wooden built a program that won more championships than any other in America, not all of UCLA’s basketball history is about winning titles. Prior to Coach Wooden’s arrival, UCLA was one of the worst programs in America, and since his departure, UCLA has been on a never-ending search for the man to bring them back to the top. Stueve leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive volume, describing the many highs and lows the team has encountered along the way.
Readers will learn about the life of Lewis Alcindor (who changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), the dark days of Bill Walton and how he came back to life, and many other legendary players whose accomplishments have often been overshadowed, players like Gail Goodrich and Walt Hazzard.
With a comprehensive all-time roster to accompany the text, this book is the perfect gift for any Bruins basketball fan!
Spencer Stueve attended UCLA and graduated in 2015. He is a lifelong fan of the UCLA Bruins and a former writer for the UCLA Bruins college sports fan blog GoJoeBruin.com. He has also published a book on the rivalry between UCLA and USC football teams titled UCLA vs. USC: A Rivalry of Hate. Spencer Stueve resides in Los Angeles, California.