“The American coach Ron DuBois will be the Sports Advisor of the Uruguayan Basketball Federation after reaching an agreement with the Superior Council. The coach has performed duties for 5 seasons in the NBA/WNBA. Also, for 16 seasons he was part of the NCAA in all 3 divisions.

Ron DuBois Background
1990 – 2001 – Assistant Coach at Arizona State (NCAA)

2002 – Assistant Coach at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

2003 – 2006 – Assistant Coach at University California Davis (NCAA)

2005 – Head Coach in Tijuana Galgos (LNBP Mexico)

2006/06 – Head Coach at Chicago Force (IBL)

2006/07 – Assistant Coach at Paris Basket Racing (French League)

2007 – 2009 – Assistant Coach at Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

2009 – Antigua and Barbuda National Team Head Coach

2010- 2012 – Assistant Coach at Rhodes College (NCAA)

2012 – 2021 – Coach at California Santa Cruz (NCAA)

DuBois’ focus will be on training and development of young talents in both female and male, focused on three main axes:

1) Collaborate in the National Training Teams program
2) Promote the Development Program 
3) Insertion/expansion of the program in Schools.”

More: “I am excited for the experience as Hall of Fame coach Ruben Magnano (Coach of the Argentina Golden Generation) is the Technical Director for Uruguay…”

His absence is a major loss to Santa Cruz County hoops and the UC Santa Cruz roundball program but our congratulations go out to one of the good guys in hoops. Basketball in Uruguay will definitely benefit.

Anthony (Dublin High/USF) Roy is spending this season at national junior college powerhouse College of Southern Idaho.

“USF adds 7’2″ Volodymyr Markovetskyy from Washington State…” Hilltop Hoops


“USF Adds 6’1″ PG Bryce Whitaker (2020 Providence HS, Burbank, CA)…” Hilltop Hoops

Does the signing of Whitaker affect the recent addition of guard BJ Batchan?

West Coast Elite: “6’3” G Christian Carter of De La Salle (2021) has committed to Bellevue University!”

Head Coach Lucas Gabriel comes from Chico State and Fresno City College and always has a large contingent of northern California talents on his roster. Bellevue University is located in Nebraska.

“Can ‘Moneyball’ Work in College Hoops? Under Kyle Smith, Washington State Is the Ultimate Test” Kevin Sweeney

Dischon (St. Patrick-St. Vincent) Jackson and Tyrell (Woodcreek High) Roberts (the latter transferred from the beaches of La Jolla to Pullman!!!) are repping northern California under Coach Smith.

Modesto Christian Basketball: “2023 Bryant (BJ) Davis has received offers this evening from UC Santa Barbara (Big West) and Montana St. (Big Sky)”

Montana, Cal Poly and Point Loma Nazarene have also extended offers.

UC Santa Barbara Coach Joe Pasternack has a handful of players with Bay Area connections in the 2021-22 season plus Fresno area newcomer Cole Anderson, a freshman guard.

Jake Lieberman: 2022 prospect Jack Payne has named his top six. Utah, Colorado State, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Portland.”

UC Davis and San Jose State University didn’t make the cut for the Idaho prospect. It’s fascinating that two teams from the Pac-12 Conference, two from the Mountain West Conference and one each from the West Coast Conference and the Big Sky Conference remain in the running. That’s quite the spread.

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