UC Davis led for most of Wednesday night's Round One game until Utah hit free throws and pulled away late
This week's free home exhibition is the defending Big West champion's final tune-up for the 2017-18 season
San Jose City College standout ended sophomore season ranked No. 2 in blocks and No. 5 in rebounds among all California junior college players
SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE (2015-17): The only player to start all 24 games for the Jaguars during sophomore season... Recorded team-high marks in scoring (20.2 points), rebounding (10.7) and blocked shots (2.8) per game... In addition to averaging a double-double, he also posted a .483 field goal percentage, the highest among all SJCC starters... Finished the season ranked No. 2 and No. 5 among all California junior college players in blocks and rebounds per game, respectively... Received the first team All-Coast Conference accolades... Class salutatorian.
WILLOW GLEN HS '15: Averaged 18 points and 16 rebounds during his senior season, leading to All-Blossom Valley Athletic League recognition and a berth in the Central Coast South Section quarterfinals... Also competed in track & field, taking third in the Central Coast Section for triple jump with a personal best of 44'1" his final year... Also attended Bellarmine College Preparatory for three years prior to ending his high school career at Willow Glen.
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif.... Parents are Darrin and Beth Underwood... Has a sister, Isabella... Father played basketball at Santa Clara... Something most don't know about him is his ability to ride a unicycle... Parents are his non-sports hero.
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Ten best mid-major games played last year includes UC Davis
Kudos to Aggies;
I'm lovin' my new home