UCR gets basketball transfer

UC Riverside Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Wooldridge announced today that former Gonzaga Forward Larry Gurganious has transferred to UC Riverside and enrolled in classes this summer.

“Larry is a great addition to our program,” said Wooldridge. “He brings major Division I college experience along with a tremendous amount of athletic ability both of which should help us reach our goal of providing UC Riverside with a championship caliber basketball program.”

Gurganious, a Berkeley, CA native, played two seasons for the Bulldogs. As a sophomore last year, he saw action in 26 games, picking up two starts, and averaged 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while connecting on 50.0 percent of his field goal attempts. The 6-5 forward sat out the 2006-07 season with a back injury that did not require surgery. As a freshman, he played in 31 of 33 games averaging 7.6 minutes per game while averaging 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

The 21-year-old Gurganious attended St. Mary’s High School in Berkeley where he played for head coach Manny Nodar. As a senior, he averaged 22.5 points and 11.0 rebounds as the Panthers went 29-5 before losing to Campbell Hall in the CIF Division IV State Championships title game. Gurganious scored 21 points and grabbed eight boards in the title-game loss.