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January 18, 1990 | SEAN WATERS
"We want Tarver!" The UCLA student section began chanting before the start of the regionally televised game between the Bruins and Arizona on Saturday. "We want Tarver!" the fans screamed repeatedly. It's a cheer Shon Tarver has heard often during home and away high school basketball games, but never at a college game. Tarver appreciates the recognition, but he was caught off guard by the reception he received at Pauley Pavilion. "I was excited like any recruit would be," he said.
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January 31, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
Shon Tarver never imagined himself planting seeds for a living. He was a three-year starting guard at UCLA in the 1990s, earned his bachelor's degree in sociology, played professionally in France and Japan and spent one year as an assistant coach to Bobby Braswell at Cal State Northridge. Then he changed jobs. He became a probation officer and basketball coach at Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu, a juvenile detention facility for teenage boys.
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December 29, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harrick, purveyor of cornball homilies, used to say the best thing about freshmen was that they became sophomores, meaning freshmen are often longer on potential than reliability. He hasn't said it lately. Two seasons ago, the UCLA basketball coach counted heavily on Don MacLean, who rewarded Harrick's faith by setting a Pacific 10 Conference freshman scoring record, broken a year later by USC's Harold Miner. Last season, freshman Tracy Murray was a key player for the Bruins, averaging 14.
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July 20, 1994 | JEFF WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a move that was typical Shon Tarver, a sharp cut through the lane and a leap to the basket that so often ended with two points for UCLA. However, early last season against Louisiana State, the jumping ability that vaulted him into the spotlight betrayed him. As he drove the lane for a layup, he suffered a twisted right ankle when he landed on another player's foot.
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May 19, 1990
I enjoyed your story on Shon Tarver of Oxnard Santa Clara High School (May 7). But in making your comparison between Tarver and Keith Wilkes, you neglected to mention that Keith Wilkes became Jamaal Wilkes of the Lakers. This would have given people a better picture of what a talent Shon Tarver really is. PATRICK MALLON, San Luis Obispo
SPORTS
September 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shon Tarver made two free throws with 39 seconds remaining to break an 83-83 tie, giving UCLA an 85-83 victory over Sassari in an exhibition at Cagliari, Italy. Ed O'Bannon had 26 points and 10 rebounds, with Tarver and Mitchell Butler adding 18 points each for the Bruins, who rallied from a 53-43 halftime deficit. The Bruins are 2-3 in their 10-game tour of Italy and will play Wednesday in Cagliari against Fabriano.
SPORTS
November 17, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Shon Tarver scored 27 points and Ed O'Bannon had 16 points and seven rebounds Wednesday night in helping UCLA defeat the Melbourne Tigers, 92-80, in an exhibition at Pauley Pavilion. More surprising was the play of George Zidek, a 7-foot, 245-pound sophomore reserve center from Prague, Czechoslovakia, who scored 14 points in 22 minutes, making all but one of his seven shots. Zidek, who played only 66 minutes last season, is probably the Bruins' most improved player.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Southern California's most highly recruited basketball players are expected to announce where they will attend college today and early next week. Shon Tarver, a 6-foot-5 guard from Oxnard Santa Clara High School, said he would decide today whether he will attend UCLA or Arizona State. Ed O'Bannon, a 6-8 forward from Lakewood Artesia, said he will chose between UCLA and USC by Tuesday at the latest.
SPORTS
July 21, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The penalty levied on the Nevada Las Vegas basketball program Friday by the NCAA could result in the school losing two of its blue-chip recruits, local prep stars Shon Tarver and Ed O'Bannon. Tarver, of Santa Clara High in Oxnard, and O'Bannon, of Artesia High in Lakewood, made verbal commitments in May to attend Nevada Las Vegas.
SPORTS
November 13, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Tuesday night's exhibition is any indication, UCLA's basketball team will be thought of as anything but boring this season. The high-scoring Bruins warmed up for their season-opening game against Indiana on Friday at Springfield, Mass., by routing Trencin of Czechoslovakia, 112-50, at Pauley Pavilion. Behind 20 steals, eight blocked shots and five dunks, UCLA dominated Trencin, which is 0-3 on its West Coast tour.
SPORTS
November 17, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Shon Tarver scored 27 points and Ed O'Bannon had 16 points and seven rebounds Wednesday night in helping UCLA defeat the Melbourne Tigers, 92-80, in an exhibition at Pauley Pavilion. More surprising was the play of George Zidek, a 7-foot, 245-pound sophomore reserve center from Prague, Czechoslovakia, who scored 14 points in 22 minutes, making all but one of his seven shots. Zidek, who played only 66 minutes last season, is probably the Bruins' most improved player.
SPORTS
September 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shon Tarver made two free throws with 39 seconds remaining to break an 83-83 tie, giving UCLA an 85-83 victory over Sassari in an exhibition at Cagliari, Italy. Ed O'Bannon had 26 points and 10 rebounds, with Tarver and Mitchell Butler adding 18 points each for the Bruins, who rallied from a 53-43 halftime deficit. The Bruins are 2-3 in their 10-game tour of Italy and will play Wednesday in Cagliari against Fabriano.
SPORTS
December 15, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were looking up at the scoreboard as if they were kids were seeing a Christmas tree for the first time. It was the second half and, after trailing by 19 earlier, the San Diego State Aztecs suddenly found themselves within six points of No. 3 UCLA. But in the time it takes to rip the wrapping off a package, the Bruins regained control and stormed to an 84-64 victory in front of 6,656 in the San Diego Sports Arena.
SPORTS
November 13, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Tuesday night's exhibition is any indication, UCLA's basketball team will be thought of as anything but boring this season. The high-scoring Bruins warmed up for their season-opening game against Indiana on Friday at Springfield, Mass., by routing Trencin of Czechoslovakia, 112-50, at Pauley Pavilion. Behind 20 steals, eight blocked shots and five dunks, UCLA dominated Trencin, which is 0-3 on its West Coast tour.
SPORTS
December 29, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harrick, purveyor of cornball homilies, used to say the best thing about freshmen was that they became sophomores, meaning freshmen are often longer on potential than reliability. He hasn't said it lately. Two seasons ago, the UCLA basketball coach counted heavily on Don MacLean, who rewarded Harrick's faith by setting a Pacific 10 Conference freshman scoring record, broken a year later by USC's Harold Miner. Last season, freshman Tracy Murray was a key player for the Bruins, averaging 14.
SPORTS
December 6, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ranked among the top 10 in the Associated Press poll this week for the first time in almost seven years, UCLA celebrated by blasting St. Mary's, 123-93, Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. As it used to nightly in Westwood, garbage time came early. "We're playing well," UCLA forward Don MacLean said. "I think we're deserving of a top 10 ranking." The Bruins improved to 5-0, their best start in eight years. And, for the third time, they scored more than 120 points.
SPORTS
December 15, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were looking up at the scoreboard as if they were kids were seeing a Christmas tree for the first time. It was the second half and, after trailing by 19 earlier, the San Diego State Aztecs suddenly found themselves within six points of No. 3 UCLA. But in the time it takes to rip the wrapping off a package, the Bruins regained control and stormed to an 84-64 victory in front of 6,656 in the San Diego Sports Arena.
SPORTS
August 18, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Dalis, UCLA's athletic director, took a call recently from a man who told him that he had grown disgruntled with the direction of the Bruins' basketball program and had canceled his season tickets three years ago. The man wondered if he could renew his seats for next season at the location he had given up. "They're simply not available," said Steve Salm, an associate athletic director in charge of business and finance at UCLA. Nor do the Bruins expect many others to be available.
SPORTS
August 18, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Dalis, UCLA's athletic director, took a call recently from a man who told him that he had grown disgruntled with the direction of the Bruins' basketball program and had canceled his season tickets three years ago. The man wondered if he could renew his seats for next season at the location he had given up. "They're simply not available," said Steve Salm, an associate athletic director in charge of business and finance at UCLA. Nor do the Bruins expect many others to be available.
SPORTS
August 7, 1990 | JERRY CROWE and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ed O'Bannon, one of the country's most coveted basketball recruits last season at Artesia High School in Lakewood, announced Monday that he will enroll next month at UCLA. A 6-foot-8 forward, O'Bannon is the second recruit in the last week to spurn Nevada Las Vegas in favor of the Bruins, joining Shon Tarver, a 6-5 guard from Santa Clara High in Oxnard.
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