Saturday, July 16, 2011

College Basketball Predictions: Top 10 Scorers in 2011-12: Orlando Johnson

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/739968-college-basketball-predictions-the-top-10-scorers-in-the-country-in-2011-12/page/9

College Sports Madness Top 144 Previews

Here are previews of Big West rivals Cal Poly, SLO and Long Beach State:

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/657

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/1090 
Long Beach State dominated the Big West last season, but an upset loss at the hands of UCSB in the Big West Conference Tournament left the 49ers out of the big dance and stuck in the little dance. However, the big four are back and all seniors and they will not let that happen again.

Cal Poly may give Long Beach State a run for their money, but this team is too talented to lose the Big West. With Ware, Anderson, Robinson and Phelps leading the way, it is impossible to find a more talented group of starters in the Big West.
Ummm, this should be good locker room material in the Thunderdome, and in Anaheim.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kobe takes on teen trash-talker

Here is another video of Kobe Bryant at his basketball camp in UCSB's Thunderdome. 


http://outofbounds.yahoo.com/?vid=25909171

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant basketball camps at UCSB

UCSB is a beautiful campus in a beautiful location.  It's been home to Michael Jordan's Flight School basketball camp for years. 

http://michaeljordanbasketballcamp.com/navigation.html

And for the 2nd year, it is also home to Kobe Bryant's Basketball Academy. 

http://www.kobeacademy.com/

Here is a video of former UCSB and NBA star Brian Shaw at Kobe's camp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxBfoJr6oQY&feature=player_embedded

Thursday, July 7, 2011

College Basketball: Ranking the 12 Best Players of 2011-2012, Honorable Mention: Best of the Rest

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/757919-college-basketball-ranking-the-12-best-players-of-2011-2012/page/14
Orlando Johnson, Guard, UCSB: Johnson is the most unknown talent in all of College hoops. The two-time Big West leading scorer is in a league of his own. Two game winners last year and multiple 30+ showings are an appealing prospect for NBA teams looking for a second round steal.

Orlando Johnson invited to LeBron James Skills Academy

http://www.fivestarbasketball.com/articles/07-06-2011-lebron-james-skills-academy-preview

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Student splits $40K in winnings among runners-up

This is a feel-good story about a recruit from one UCSB's Big West Conference rival programs, CSUN. 

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1237085