Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gauchos in the Olympics: The Professor

Here is another non-basketball clip about a former Gaucho Olympic gold medalist:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ranking the Unranked
10. Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara (LM+)
Per-possession, Williams' performance ranks with anyone on this list, but he only played 17 minutes a game for a team that lost in the first round of the CIT. Even so, he led the nation in offensive rebounding percentage (23) and ranked in the top 200 in defensive rebounding rate (21 percent). Williams also finished in the top 50 in turnover rate (10 percent, 20 total on the year) and just missed in block percentage (8). He is a big to keep an eye on. The Gauchos are rebuilding after losing star Orlando Johnson and second banana James Nunnally (among others) to graduation, so Williams will definitely get his chance. My expectations are high.

UCSB's Alan Williams: From 6th Man to Star

Save the Date! Men's Basketball Golf Tourney Set for October 22

Basketball Season Tickets on Sale! Buy Early and Save!

Great Gaucho Moments in Olympic History: Jason Lezak

Sorry, this has nothing to do with UCSB basketball, but it captured such a great moment for Gaucho fans, that I had to post it.  Gauchos forever!

Orlando Johnson at Knox Indy Pro Am

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SPDL Game Mix (Sac League) UCSB Bound Michael Bryson goes for 41!!!

Here are some extremely encouraging highlights of future Gaucho Michael Bryson and former Gaucho James Nunnally.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Orlando Summer League 2012: Rookies Sure to Make Huge Impressions

Orlando Johnson 
The Indiana Pacers made one of the more underrated steals of the draft when they traded for UC Santa Barbara guard Orlando Johnson on draft night after he was chosen in the second round with the 36th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. Johnson is 23 years old and already much more experienced than most of the rookies entering the league this summer, giving him a slight edge over most. 
The 6'5" shooting guard averaged 18, 21.1 and 19.7 points per game in his sophomore, junior and senior season at UC Santa Barbara. During those three seasons, Johnson was also hitting at least 40 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. We have seen scorers take over NBA Summer Leagues in the past, so expect Johnson to make a huge impression in Orlando this July.