New Members Inducted for Basketball Court of Champions

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2021 SB Basketball Court of Champions Ceremony Sunny Side Up

The afternoon was a sunny, balmy 75 degrees, as UCLA and
Los Angeles Laker legend Jamaal Wilkes made his way across the stage to share his opening
statements with the audience. For the safety of all, during this covid pandemic
era, the Event was conducted at the Carpinteria High School Outdoor Amphitheatre.
As Guest Speaker, Mr. Wilkes shared that he is still "a Don" having played basketball at
Santa Barbara High School for the Dons. He introduced his former teammate Don Ford,
also a star on that 1970-71 squad. He then recognized Mayor Wade Nomura of Carpinteria,
who was  also an athlete at SBHS at that time. Jamaal followed up with his emphasis about
basketball and the importance of coaches and volunteers who have made a difference in our lives. 
He later gave out his book, "Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk," to each Inductee.
This year's Court of Champions ceremony acknowledged outstanding individuals from the
Carpinteria community who have displayed their talents and public service through the game of 
basketball. Each of them continue to support their community in Carpinteria and other regions
of California. John Moore, once again, MC-ed the Event with eloquent articulation, interviewing
each new inductee.
The new members of the Court of Champions:
Butch Breeden
Cathy Caudillo
Deron Carbajal
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Brad Jay
Henry Gonzales
Sarah Grieve-Miller
Kevin Kenney
Ann Latham
Rich Medel
Jacob Ranger
Ryan Reed
Matt Ruiz
George Schnackenberg
Westmont College Women's 2021 Basketball Team
This completes the 8th Annual Induction of the SB Basketball Court of Champions. 
Ninety Seven members are now recognized for their past/present achievements
and service to their community.


Source: Court of Champions

The Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions announce 15 new members for the Class of 2021. Due to this unpredictable covid influenced year, the C/C will conduct their 2021 Ceremony outside at the Carpinteria High School outdoor amphitheatre on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2 pm.

The SBBCC was established in 2014. Eighty Two members have been recognized for their contributions to the community of Santa Barbara through the game of basketball. 

John Moore, retired Men's Basketball Coach at Westmont College will MC the Event and interview each Inductee.

The Ceremony is open to the public, at no charge.

For more thorough bio's of this year's inductee's and comprehensive information about the history of this organization, login to


Butch Breeden             Head Boy's Coach at Carpinteria HS; Westmont College AC; Santa Barbara Breakers Pro Team AC

Deron Carbajal             Head Boy's Coach at Carpinteria HS; Played at CHS; SBCC AC

Cathy Caudillo              Carpinteria HS Basketball Star Player

Coastal View News       Local News Media covering Basketball for over 25 years

Henry Gonzales            Carpinteria Basketball Player and Boy's Head Coach

Sarah Grieve-Miller       Carpinteria HS Star Player; Played at Cal Poly U

Brad Jay                        LA Clipper Announcer; Local DJ; ESPN Announcer

Kevin Kenney                Carpinteria HS Basketball Star; Played at Pt. Loma C; Played at UCSB; Played professionally-Netherlands

Ann Latham                   Carpinteria HS Basketball Star

Rich Medel                     Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club Director; Implemented many basketball programs and travel teams

Ryan Reed                     Carpinteria HS Player; LA Baptist College Player; Founder of Indian and Maverick youth travel teams

Jacob Ranger                 Carpinteria HS Player; Played at UC-Davis and CS-San Marcos; SBCC AC

Matt Ruiz                        Carpinteria HS Player; AC at SBCC under Coach Frank Carbajal and CS Long Beach

George Schnackenberg Carpinteria HS Player; Played at Hawaii Hilo

Westmont College         Women's 2021 Basketball Team Won the National NAIA Title

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