Travis Wear to miss ASU game

Travis Wear will sit out with a concussion when UCLA visits Arizona State tomorrow at 1 p.m. PT. The junior forward’s string of seven straight double-digit scoring games was cut short in a 87-73 win at Arizona Thursday night when he missed the second half after colliding with Wildcat forward Brandon Ashley.

His absence means freshman Tony Parker will almost certain play double-digit minutes for the second straight game, something he did once before in mid-December in against Texas and Prairie View A&M.

In Tucson, the 6-foot-9 center had six points, three rebounds and a block in 10 minutes while recording just one foul. His best play was a turnaround jumper with 6:48 left in the game; he drew a foul and converted the three-point play to give the Bruins a 63-55 lead.

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  • Marc

    Hopefully Parker will get more minutes. David Wear is not his brother.

  • I hope T Wear gets better soon from a health standpoint but I hope he doesn’t come back so Parker can get more minutes.

  • Lifelong Bruin Fan

    I’m glad Tony Parker got more playing time against the Arizona schools, but it was clear today why he has not been getting as many minutes as the other three freshmen. I’m high on his potential but he has a hard time simply staying on the court without picking up fouls, and he must improve his conditioning as he appears winded with hands on shorts after only a few minutes on the court.

    Also made clear today was how much the Bruins miss Travis Wear’s presence and especially his offense as brother David’s game has not blossomed like his brother’s, and in some ways has regressed somewhat inexplicably (read: outside shooting). David hustles as much as his brother but does not play with nearly the confidence.

    Regarding Travis’ concussion, from what I saw on TV, the Arizona player who hit Travis in the head should be suspended. Although the Arizona player was fouled on the play, the way he raked his hands forward (striking Travis) after the foul IS NOT a basketball play and in my opinion absolutely intentional. That type of play on any playground would start a fight.