Catching up with local players competing in college:
BURBANK -- Ruben Douglas (Bellarmine-Jefferson High) New Mexico:
The former Bell-Jeff standout is having a high-scoring senior season
for the Lobos.
Douglas -- a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard -- had one of his best
performances of the season Monday in a 74-58 opening Mountain West
Conference loss to host Colorado State.
Douglas scored a game-high 35 points, 26 of which came in the
It was the seventh time in his career at New Mexico that Douglas
has scored 30 or more points in a game. It is also the best output of
a Lobo player in conference since 1997, when Charles Smith scored 27
points against Hawaii.
Douglas seems to like competing against the Rams. He has averaged
26.3 points in six career games against Colorado State.
Douglas has hit a three-pointer in 22nd straight contests.
Coming to New Mexico after playing one season at Arizona, Douglas
has 1,325 points in 71 games for the Lobos, putting him 14th on the
all-time career list. He is also fourth in the NCAA in scoring with a
The Lobos (5-8) play Saturday at Wyoming.
At Bell-Jeff, Douglas was an All-CIF Southern Section Division IV
Player of the Year, averaging 34.6 points a game.
Derek Jones (Providence High) UC Santa Cruz: Jones, a 6-6
center/forward, is getting playing time for the Banana Slugs.
Jones has played in 22 games and logged 288 minutes (13.1 minutes
a game). He is averaging four points and 2.8 rebounds a game. He
also has blocked eight shots.
Santa Cruz (0-14, 0-1 in the California Pacific Conference) lost
Jan. 4 to Seattle University, 87-67, in the Oak Harbor Classic.
The Slugs play Friday at Menlo College in conference contest.
Kevin Krose (Burroughs High) Cal State Los Angeles: Hampered by a
finger injury earlier in the season, the Indian graduate is seeing
more playing time as of late.
Krose, a 6-4, 178-pound forward, is a junior for the Golden
In eight games, Krose -- who played last season for Glendale
Community College -- is logging 12.3 minutes a contest and is
averaging 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds a game.
The Golden Eagles (5-6, 1-5 in California Collegiate Athletic
Assn.) were defeated by UC San Diego, 72-55 on Jan 11. In the game, Krose had six points and four rebounds.
Saturday, The Golden Eagles host Sonoma State in a conference