55 Greg Somogyi
55 Greg Somogyi
Height: 7-3
Weight: 242
Year: Junior
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
High School: Woodside Priory
Position: Center

Greg Somogyi averaged 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocked shots per game...The numbers don't reflect his contribution, particularly in the second half of the year...Scored season-high 12 and had season-high eight rebounds against Cal...Had seven rebounds and three blocked shots in Big West Tournament win over UC Davis...Had one of his best overall games against Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament when he had six points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots...Set a UCSB record with eight blocked shots in a win at Fresno State...Had two games of five blocked shots as well...Somogyi had five or more rebounds six times, including four of the final nine games.

Somogyi proved to be a defensive force during his freshman season for the Gauchos, leading the team with 37 blocked shots...Averaged 1.2 blocks per game, as well as 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds...His 37 blocks were the second most by a freshman in school history...One of four players to compete in all 31 games, starting in five games mid-season...Scored a career-high 14 points at UC Davis...Somogyi ranked second on the team in field-goal percentage, shooting .548 for the year...Career-best game in narrow victory over Cal Poly, scoring 10 points and pulling down a career-high six rebounds...Set a career-high with five blocks at San Diego State, the most ever by a UCSB freshman...Had at least one blocked shot in 22 games and two or more 10 times...Had nine blocks over a two-game span against San Diego State and Ball State...Notched a career-high two assists on four occasions during the season against Nicholls, Cal State Northridge, Pacific, and UC Davis...Set a career-high six rebounds in a win over Winston-Salem State.

High School
Somogyi attended Woodside Priory in Portola Valley, Calif., for his final two years of high school...Earned All-CIF Central Coast Section and All-Private School Athletic League honors following his senior season...Led Woodside to consecutive Private School Athletic League titles...Woodside was undefeated in league play in each of Somogyi's two campaigns...Helped the program to a pair of second-place finishes in the CIF Central Coast Section...Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots per game as a senior...Scored a career-high 32 points in a game against Forest Lake Christian School...Coached by Al Klein.

Gergely Somogyi was born October 1, 1989 in Budapest, Hungary...The son of Gyorgy and Rita Somogyi...During the summer of 2008, he played for the Hungarian under-20 National Team...Speaks Hungarian as well as English...His most memorable sports moment came during a high school basketball playoff game when he tipped-in a missed free throw to tie the game with 1.6 seconds to play...Enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the beach...Has two brothers, George and Gabor...Somogyi and his brother George were teammates at Woodside Priory in 2006-07...Majoring in business economics.

Career Statistics

Points 14 vs. UC Davis 1/22/09
Rebounds 6 twice twice
Assists 2 four times four times
Steals 1 vs. San Diego State 12/20/08
Blocked Shots 5 vs. San Diego State 12/20/08
FG Made 6 vs. UC Davis 1/22/09
FG Attempted 8 vs. UC Davis 1/22/09
FT Made 4 vs. Cal State Fullerton 1/10/09
FT Attempted 4 four times four times
3-Pt. Field Goals 0 31 times 31 times