Friday, July 2, 2010

Gauchos add Keegan Hornbuckle to roster

The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team has landed its second key transfer in the last six weeks. Forward Keegan Hornbuckle, who played as a freshman at the University of Colorado during the 2009-10 season, has transferred into the Gauchos' program and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2011-12 season.

Hornbuckle is an athletic and versatile player who can play both inside and out. At 6-foot-7, 205 pounds, he can shoot the 3-pointer and drive to the basket. He reminds UCSB head coach Bob Williams of several of his former players.

"He's a perfect fit," Williams said. "He can help us carry on in the tradition of what Branduinn Fullove and Mark Hull started, what Al Harris and Chris Devine continued, and what James Nunnally and Orlando Johnson are doing right now.

"Keegan is the same type of player," he continued. "He is a versatile, large wing, the type of player that has always been so important to our program. He shoots it, bounces it, defends, and rebounds. He's a very skilled all-around player."

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