July 23, 2002
Santa Barbara, Calif. - A total of 10 former UC Santa Barbara men's basketball players competed professionally in 2001-02, fanned out over seven different countries on four continents. Below is a list of Gaucho alums in alphabetical order, with much of the statistical information provided by www.eurobasket.com.
Lucius Davis (1988-92)
The 1991-92 Big West Conference Player of the Year has spent the last five seasons with the Isuzu Giba Cats of the Japanese Basketball League. Davis was the league's second leading scorer in 2001-02 at 26.6 points per game, earning first team honors. Isuzu has been to the JBL Finals each of the past four years, winning titles in both 1999 and 2001. Davis was voted MVP of the 1999 playoffs. He also played professionally in Germany and Italy as well as in Argentina, where he was a first team all-league performer in 1995 with Apollon Patras.
Mike Doyle (1987-89)
Doyle has enjoyed a successful career in Europe dating back to 1994. This past season he was the leading scorer (18.7) and rebounder (6.1) for Brandt Hagen of the German First Division and played in the league's all-star game. 1999-00 saw Doyle lead the Belgian Second Division in scoring at 22.7 points and earn all-import player honors while suiting up for Okapi Aalst. The Folsom, Calif., native has also played professionally in France, where he is now a citizen.
Gary Gray (1987-91)
In 2001-02 Gray split time between Blackeberge of Belgium and Nantes, France, both second-division squads. While playing for Estaimpuis the previous season, Gray reached the finals of the Belgian Second Division. Gray has played professionally in Europe since 1993, also seeing time with teams in Portugal and Switzerland.
Eric McArthur (1986-90)
A mainstay in the Japanese Basketball League since 1995, McArthur has shown the same type of prowess on the boards that helped him rank amongst the NCAA leaders as a senior in 1989-90. He suited up in 2001-02 for the Aishin Sea Horses, where he was third in the JBL in rebounding at 11.9 per game, as well as second in both blocks (2.1) and steals (1.8). A two-time JBL all-star, McArthur is a naturalized Japanese citizen and played on the country's National Team in 2001.
Lelan McDougal (1994-96)
After finishing the season with Trotamundos de Carabobo in Venezuela, McDougal returned to the States and recently played with the NBA Pros of the Southern California Summer Pro League in Long Beach, Calif. In 2001-02 the former All-Big West honoree also played 14 games with the American Basketball Association's Phoenix Eclipse, averaging 19.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest. Perhaps McDougal's finest pro season was 1998-99, when he poured in 31.4 points per game for Sporting Beirut in Lebanon.
Doug Muse (1991-95)
Averaging a team-leading 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, Muse helped Portugal Telekom repeat as Portuguese Cup Champions in 2001. He has spent the past five seasons in Portugal and ranked second in the league in scoring in 1999-2000 at 19.3 points per contest. Muse also played in Hungary and Slovakia after graduating from UCSB.
Brian Shaw (1986-88)
The only first round NBA draft pick in Gaucho history, Shaw was taken by the Boston Celtics with the 24th pick in 1988 and played with six NBA teams in addition to Messaggero Roma of the Italian First Division (1989-90) before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in 1999. That proved to be a fortuitous move for the former collegiate All-American, who has been a pivotal role player on the Lakers' back-to-back-to-back World Championships teams. Shaw also reached the NBA Finals in 1994-95 as a member of the Orlando Magic, and established a since-broken league record with 10 three-pointers in a single game while playing for the Miami Heat in 1993-94. In 15 NBA seasons, Shaw's career averages are 7.2 points, 4.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Raymond Tutt (1996-98)
Tutt played in the NBA Developmental League's inaugural season with the Columbus (Ga.) Riverdragons, averaging 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per outing. Columbus advanced to the NBDL semifinals in 2001-02. Tutt, UCSB's record holder in career scoring average (21.5), has also played pro ball in Cypress and Argentina, as well as domestically in the CBA and USBL. On Monday, July 22, he signed with Sicc Jesi of the Italian Second Division for the upcoming 2002-03 campaign.
Kealon Wallace (1994-98)
In Jan. 2002, Wallace signed with Vaalerenga, a Norwegian Second Division club. Since leaving Santa Barbara as a four-year letterwinner in 1998, the Sherman, Texas native has also seen action with teams in France, Germany and Luxembourg.