|Hometown:||Laguna Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Margarita HS|
Freshman forward Jaime Serna will compete for spot in UCSB's starting five...A powerful player and potentially outstanding rebounder, Serna also has a soft touch on his shot and is expected to develop into an outstanding all-around player.
Serna attended Santa Margarita High School...Despite injuring his elbow and missing a significant portion of his senior season, Serna was named First Team All-Trinity League and Second Team All-CIF...Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots, and two assists per game in 2007-08, helping Santa Margarita to the California State Division III championship and to the CIF Southern Section title game...Made 64.3% of his field goal attempts...Scored a career-high 25 points against JSerra HS...Serna had his personal best of 16 rebounds against Servite HS during his junior season...Recorded a career-high seven blocked shots against Servite HS, and a best of six assists against Orange Lutheran...As a junior Serna averaged 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots per game...Shot 57.1% from the field...Named All-CIF Southern Section and All-Trinity League following his junior season as well...Coached by Jerry DeBusk.
Jaime Alejandro Serna was born October 25, 1989 in Los Angeles, Calif....The son of Jaime J. Serna and Guille Arreola...Was a Scholar Athlete in high school and had a 4.1 grade point average...Serna's favorite sports teams include Real Madrid, Manchester United, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Oakland Raiders...Hobbies include art, music, and films...Favorite television shows include Entourage and Weeds...The Dark Knight and The Godfather are his favorite movies...His most memorable sports moment was when he had a tip-dunk over Taylor King and Alex Jacobson of Mater Dei...Is of Mexican and Spanish descent and speaks fluent Spanish...An art major, he aspires to career in film, art or music.