This U.C.L.A. Bruins retro-alternate jersey was worn by legendary U.C.L.A. Coach John Wooden's great-grandson, Tyler Trapani during the February 26, 2011 game at Pauley Pavillion. It was the last game ever played by the U.C.L.A. Men's basketball game at the historic arena and Trapani made the last basket ever in the last minute of the game.
The jersey is made by Adidas and is a size 44. All letters and numbers are sewn on. A John Wooden memorial patch is sewn on the jersey.
For the Bruins last ever game at "the old" Pauley Pavillion the team honored the 1971 National Championship team by having members of the team in attendance and wearing their retro home jerseys. The Bruins hosted the 10th ranked Wildcats from Arizona but given the historic setting of the game the Bruins would not lose the last game ever at Pauley. The Bruins dominated the Cats and built a 69-48 lead as the game wandered down in the to the last minute. U.C.L.A. Coach Ben Howland inserted the walk on Trapani to log some game time in the arena that his great grandfather made famous. As fate would have it, Tyler collected a rebound on an errant shot and shot a quick put back to make the score 71-48. It was the last basket ever made at Pauley Pavillion and it was quite fitting it was done by John Wooden's great grandson
Video of the play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK7XR91nqz8
A detailed letter of authenticity from California Sports Investments will accompany this jersey.