July 25, 2006
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Trevor Bing, a sharp-shooting guard from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C., has signed scholarship papers to play basketball at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Bob Williams announced Tuesday. He also announced that Lance Hurdle, a freshman on the 2005-06 Gauchos, will not return to the team.
As a sophomore at Cape Fear, Bing was second on the team in scoring at 10.5 points per game. The 6-foot-2 native of Largo, Fla., also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. A long-range shooting specialist, Bing set a school record in 2005-06 with 66 three-point baskets. Overall, he made 46.1% of his field goal attempts, 81.0% of his free throw attempts and an outstanding 43.7% from beyond the three-point arc.
"Trevor is a great fit for our program, both from a basketball standpoint and an academic standpoint," Williams said. "He is a very good deep shooter, mature and ready to step into our situation. He is great at making open shots and I think he will really help open things up for our playmakers and drivers."
Bing helped lead the Sea Devils to an 18-13 overall record and a spot in the North Carolina State Community College Playoffs in 2005-06. He played in all 31 games as a sophomore, making 24 starts. A graduate of Largo High School, Bing attended Florida Atlantic as a freshman, playing in one game.
Hurdle leaves UCSB after one season. As a freshman, the San Diego, Calif., native played in 22 of the Gauchos' 29 games. He averaged 1.7 points, 0.9 assists and 0.9 rebounds per game while making 25.7% of his field goal and 65.2% of his free throws.
"We wish Lance the best in his future," Williams said. "He wants to go somewhere that is more suitable to his style and I respect that."