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2017 Basketball Court of Champions Inducts Outstanding Contributors

The Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions recently recognized 11 Outstanding Contributors at their Annual Banquet hosted at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. Guest Speaker and recently retired Police Officer Mike McGrew shared several stories of his life in Santa Barbara and coping with the loss of his son to cancer as well as his battle with the disease. Master of Ceremonies John Moore, (Head Basketball Coach at Westmont College) eloquently …Read More

Court of Champions celebrates game, honors contributors

When Angel Gutierrez isn’t at school, with family or with friends at his church, the 17-year-old Santa Barbara High School senior can be found on the basketball court. His passion for the sport started at 9 years old when his brother got involved with Santa Barbara Breakers Youth Basketball, started in part by Curt Pickering. Pickering is a big name in the NBA as a scout, and he is also …Read More

Alan Williams headlines 2017 Hall of Fame class for Santa Barbara Court of Champions

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UCSB’s all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer Alan Williams along with nine others were inducted into the Santa Barbara Court of Champions. The fourth induction class included five players from UC Santa Barbara and three members from Westmont College. The 24-year old Williams is a member of the Phoenix Suns. He had a strong finish to his first full season with the Suns. In …Read More

John Zant: Basketball icons make night about Carbajal

Via Presidio Sports By: John Zant On a night of heartfelt but lengthy speeches, a man who did not utter a word drew an outpouring of affection and applause at the second annual dinner of the Santa Barbara Court of Champions. “I really think this night is about Frank Carbajal,” said Gerry Karczewski, the last speaker at the Sunday-night event that featured the induction of 17 new members into the …Read More

3 ex-Vaqueros inducted into SB Court of Champions

Via  http://www.sbccvaqueros.com/ Frank Carbajal, Jim Eyen and Gerry Karczewski were inducted into the Santa Barbara Court of Champions on Sunday night at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The Court of Champions is a Hall of Fame for basketball players, coaches, executives and community leaders. Carbajal spent 10 years as SBCC’s head basketball coach, compiling a 195-115 record in 10 seasons from 1978-88. He guided the Vaqueros to four WSC championships and …Read More

Court of Champions inductees share funny, heart-warming stories

Via Presidio Sports: By Blake Dorfman Jay Carty is a gifted storyteller, and the former UCLA Bruin and L.A. Laker shared his gift with about 170 people on Sunday night at the 2nd annual Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions induction banquet. The event, held at Fess Parker’s Doubletree, saw the induction of 17 new members, with speeches ranging from highly emotional to side-splittingly funny. Carty’s was the latter, as …Read More

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