In his first season at UCLA, point guard Bryce Alford put together a solid freshman campaign on a team that reached the Sweet 16. One of the first reserves off the bench, Alford played just over 23 minutes per game and posted averages of 8.0 points and 2.8 assists per contest.
However with four starters and fellow reserve Zach LaVine all having moved on, Alford will be asked to do even more in 2014-15. With those personnel losses in mind the time that he and his teammates (which includes a very good recruiting haul led by forward Kevon Looney) spend in the gym this summer will be important, but that doesn’t mean it has to be all “business” in the gym. Alford attempted a couple trick shots at Pauley Pavilion, with the footage posted on YouTube by the UCLA athletic department.
The first shot is one that just about any person who’s picked up a basketball has attempted (and many have made). But the second shot Alford made in the video above? Impressive. And the lack of a boisterous reaction to the second shot, a length of the court shot that was kicked in, is pretty cool too.