Hughes is an athletic big man who runs the floor well and has good shot-blocking and rebounding skills … younger brother of Cal senior center Solomon Hughes … saw limited action as a freshman, but should gain additional floor time with continued development.
As a Freshman in 2000-01: Played 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 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 … considered Florida, Florida State, Oregon and Oregon State before choosing Cal … undeclared major.
Points: 2 many times, last vs. Washington State, Feb. 24, 2001
Rebounds: 4 vs. Albany, Dec. 11, 2000
Assists: 1 vs. Washington, Feb. 22, 2001
Blocks: 2 vs. Albany, Dec. 11, 2000
Steals: 1 twice, last vs. Washington State, Feb. 24, 2001
Year G-Gs Min Fg-Fga Pct 3p-3pa Pct Ft-Fta Pct Reb Avg Pf-D Ast To Blk St Tp Avg 2000 19-0 53 3-9 .333 0-0 .000 1-4 .250 11 0.6 5-0 1 4 5 2 7 0.4