Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A UCSB Assistant Coach is rumored to be headed to Montana

Gaucho Hoops received an email from a Montana Grizzlies fan about a rumor that one of UCSB's Assistant Coaches has been offered a position with their men's basketball program.  Can anybody verify this rumor?  Since their message board is for public consumption, here is the thread speculating about the possibility:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

UCSB Gaucho Basketball Announces Signing Class

A review of the incoming 2011 UCSB freshman recruit class:

2010 National Prep Showcase - notes on John Green
Good West Coast Talent Comes to Town
Westwind Prep entered as a large unknown to many on the east coast. They have some good talent, and it was on display in a game that was better than some were giving it credit for as they held off Bridgton Academy for the win.

The talent starts with point guard Kiwi Gardner (5’7″ Jr. PG, Mante Manteca (CA)), who has actually moved back into the class of 2012. Though small, his motor is always going, he’s quick and tough, and isn’t lacking skills. He showed a touch from long range en route to 19 points to go with his passing.
Gardner’s big help came from UC Santa Barbara commit John Green (6’6″ Sr. SF, Oakland (CA)), who had 30 points and 11 boards,...
Westwind Prep – 83
Bridgton Academy – 78

Westwind forward John Green (2011, 6'6”, 3, RR-8, UC-Santa Barbara) was a force from start to finish. This high-motor forward started the game catching a lob dunk and played with the same level of intensity the 38+ minutes he was on the floor. He had 30 points and 11 rebounds, a similar performance from what I saw this summer when he played with Team 94 out of Oakland . He can get to the basket, hit the three and make the correct read in the halfcourt. He took two charges on the defensive end and contested a bunch of shots.

John Green update
John Green (Westwind) - Another player who impressed for Westwind in its appearance in the National Prep Showcase earlier in the season, the UC-Santa Barbara-commit shook off a slow start to assert himself offensively in the second half with multiple perimeter jumpers and a variety of athletic finishes at the rim. A confident presence with a versatile inside-outside skill-set at six-foot-six, the attacking play of Green (18 points vs. New Hampton; 11 vs. Hargrave), as well as Gardner, was a primary reason why Westwind was able to erase a 12-point halftime deficit on Tuesday against New Hampton and escape with a 75-69 victory.

Aptos alum Williams leads UCSB back to NCAA Tournament

A little history on Coach Bob Williams:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gauchos celebrate repeat Big West championship

Untitled by Big West Conference
Untitled, a photo by Big West Conference on Flickr.

The UCSB Gauchos celebrate the 2011 Big West Tournament Championship final win over the LBSU 49ers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

2010-11 Big West Academic All-Conference - Winter Sports

Jordan Weiner made the 2011 Big West Academic All-Conference team, along with women's basketball players Kelsey Adrian, Stefanie Corgel, and Emilie Johnson.  Congratulations to these Gauchos!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 18-21. Make History. Vote 'YES' for the DARE Referendum.

Hopefully, this referendum passes.  The student-athletes, the students, and the campus needs it to.