The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Austin Pope (Burbank High, 2013) Chaminade University men's basketball senior: As Chaminade’s only returning starter, the former Bulldogs standout has had a fine start to the season for the Silverswords.
Pope was named to the PacWest Conference Preseason Team after earning PacWest Newcomer of the Year honors last season when averaged 12.1 points and 8.8 rebounds with nine double-doubles.
In Chaminade’s season-opener Friday, Pope had seven points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 71-58 win over the University of Alaska in the Hawai'i-Alaska Challenge.
In a 71-65 win...