Although the postseason has arrived, Shipp said he is not overly eager to make up for missing last year’s run. “It’s all about the team right now, so I’m going to do whatever it takes to get the team to win, to be successful,” said Shipp, UCLA’s second-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game. “I’m always excited. I wake up excited. I wake up in Westwood and play basketball and go to class. Every day is great for me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Earlier this week, Afflalo was named player of the year in the Pacific-10 Conference, as well as the District IX player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Guerrero mourns: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero will serve on the NCAA Tournament selection committee despite the death of his father, Gene, who passed away Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 79. Gary Walters, Princeton’s athletic director and chair of the selection committee – which is meeting in Indianapolis – issued a statement on how Guerrero will be able to perform his role in helping select the 65-team NCAA field, which will be announced Sunday. “We have made arrangements that will allow Dan to participate remotely throughout the selection, seeding and bracketing process, which takes place over the next few days in Indianapolis,” Walters said. “… As the selection process continues, the committee and staff have Dan and his family in our thoughts and prayers.” Shipp shape: A year ago,sophomore wing Josh Shipp sat on the end of the bench and watched UCLA win the Pac-10 Tournament title, then reach the NCAA Tournament’s final game. He was sidelined with a hip injury. Afflalo is joined on the team by Texas freshman Kevin Durant, Wisconsin senior Alando Tucker, Texas A&M senior Acie Law and North Carolina sophomore Tyler Hansbrough. Afflalo, who is averaging 17.2 points for the fourth-ranked Bruins, was also named first-team All-America by ESPN.com, and first-team All-America by Dick Vitale. UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo is reaping the rewards of being the best player on one of the top teams in the nation. A week of honors continued Wednesday as Afflalo was selected first-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. According to UCLA, Afflalo is the first Bruin to be named to the coaches’ first team since David Greenwood in 1979.