Gabriel Hughes
Gabriel Hughes

Player Profile

Carson, CA

High School:
Bishop Montgomery

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 225




Hughes is an athletic big man who runs the floor well and has good shot-blocking and rebounding skills ... started all but one game last year after seeing limited action his first two seasons in the program ... at his best when he stays active, especially on the defensive end ... younger brother of former Bear center Solomon Hughes (1999-2002) ... brings a lot of spirit and enthusiasm to the court ... attended the Pete Newell Big Man Camp over the summer ... 2002-03 ... led the Bears in blocked shots with 32 on the season ... had three blocks in a game twice - at Oregon State and at home vs. Washington State ... scored eight points on a perfect night vs. UCLA Jan. 25 (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) ... also had five rebounds against the Bruins ... tallied six points four other times - against Howard, Grambling, Kansas and Arizona State ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds at ASU, including eight in the first half ... added six boards vs. Grambling and Kansas .played far and away the best game of his career in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, finishing with a career-high 14 points (5-5 FG, 4-7 FT) and a career-high-tying nine rebounds vs. North Carolina State ... made 16 of his last 28 free throws after going just 2-for-9 to start the year ... 2001-02 ... shot 70.4 percent from the floor ... playing time nearly doubled from his freshman season ... ranked fourth on the team with 10 blocked shots ... in 11 minutes vs. Fresno State Dec. 11, finished with three points, four rebounds and a career-best three blocks ... also had nine points in nine minutes vs. Mount St. Mary's ... saw his most extensive action at Washington State Feb. 13 when he posted 10 points and six rebounds in 14 minutes ... 2000-01 ... saw action in 19 games for the Bears ... had his most productive outing vs. Albany Dec. 11 with two points, two blocks and four rebounds in 10 minutes of action ... also played six minutes at Saint Louis and five minutes vs. Yale ... saw his playing time increase significantly vs. Washington and Washington State Feb. 22-24 when center Nick Vander Laan was out with a sprained ankle ... had two points and a rebound in nine minutes against UW and two points, two rebounds and a block vs. WSU.

High School: Hughes was rated the No. 8 center prospect in the country by Recruiter Online and the No. 11 center by USA Today ... attended a year of post-graduate school at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire following graduation from Bishop Montgomery HS in 1999 ... averaged 14 ppg, 7 rpg and 3 bpg at New Hampton and was voted honorable mention All-New England for the Class A Prep League ... at Bishop Montgomery, averaged 13 ppg, 10 rpg and 6 bpg as a senior ... earned second team All-CIF honors and named the team's Most Improved Player while leading the squad to a 26-8 record ... selected team MVP as a junior.

Personal: Gabriel Isaiah Hughes ... born Dec. 16, 1980 in Orange County ... parents are Ronald and Barbara Hughes ... social welfare major.

According to Coach Braun ...
"Gabe put an early season injury behind him to come on strong for our team last year. He had a very productive summer both in the classroom and the weight room. His maturity comes at a great time as he enters his final season. His improved offensive skills, along with his experience and defensive presence in the paint, should be valuable to us this year."

Career Highs
Points: 14 vs. North Carolina State March 20, 2003
Rebounds: 9 twice, last vs. North Carolina State March 20, 2003
Assists: 1 many times, last vs. NC State March 20, 2003
Blocks: 3 many times, last vs. Washington St. Feb. 13, 2003
Steals: 1 many times, last vs. Arizona Feb. 27, 2003

Career Statistics

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