|High School:||Eastside Catholic|
Freshman guard Chris Newell will give the Gauchos depth off the bench.
Newell redshirted his first season at UCSB.
Prepped at Eastside Catholic High School in Bellevue, Washington...As a senior, he averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game...Helped to lead Eastside Catholic to its Metro League 3A Division championship in 2000... The team advanced to the District Playoffs...Named Second Team All-Metro League and he was selected the league's Top Rebounder following his senior season...Scored a career-high 18 points in a game against Seattle Prep as a senior...also had career-bests of 14 rebounds (vs. Cleveland HS), eight assists (vs. Ingraham HS as a junior), four steals (vs. Seattle Prep as a junior), six blocked shots (vs. Cleveland HS) and four three-pointers (vs. Ballard HS as a junior)...His six blocked shots in a game was a school record...Newell was named honorable mention All-Metro 3A as a sophomore and as a junior...As a junior, Newell averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game and helped his team to the State Tournament...Coached by Pat McCarthy.
Chris Newell was born August 18, 1981 in Charlottesville, VA...His major is undecided...Nicknamed Bo...Produced the second highest grade point average among seniors at Eastside Catholic HS...His most memorable moment in sports was going to the Washington State Tournament as a junior in high school...Newell's favorite sports teams are the Seattle Supersonics and the Seattle Seahawks...His favorite athletes are Dale Ellis and Jason Kidd...He is the grandson of Pete Newell, the legendary former head coach who led Cal to the NCAA Championship...The son of Elaine and Tom Newell.