Basketball season is here, and this week’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week come from the sport.
Alan Williams of UCSB and Amber Melgoza of Santa Barbara High are the recipients of the award for their performances on the hardwood
Williams averaged 23.5 points and 10 rebounds in games against Pac-12 schools UCLA and Cal. The 6-7 junior scored 23 points in an 89-76 loss to UCLA and had 24 points and 12 rebounds in UCSB’s first-ever win over Cal, 72-65. Against Cal, he scored 20 of his points in the second half.
Melgoza led Santa Barbara to three wins and a championship at the Lompoc Tournament. She averaged over 20 points. In the title win over Dos Pueblos, she scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals. She scored 20 points and had five boards against Nordhoff and 25 points and six rebounds in a win over Cabrillo.
The honorable mention choices for the week are: Annelise Morando (Bishop Diego girls soccer), Dani Smith (Santa Barbara girls soccer), Andrea Ward (UCSB women’s swimming), Taran Brown (UCSB men’s basketball), Manny Nwosu (Dos Pueblos boys soccer) and Jack Baker (Santa Barbara High boys basketball).