Gruber started 10 games for the Lumberjacks, averaging 3.9 PPG and 1.0 RPG. He struggled a bit offensively, and was not necessarily very efficient, but he came into NAU with a nice pedigree. Now he will be moving on to Cabrillo College.
His plan? It's to play the 2012-2013 season for Coach Tony Marcopulos at Cabrillo College, ready to re-demonstrate the skills that produced 26.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.8 steals a game as a high school senior. For a player who brings to the court a wingspan of someone 6-foot-7 plus a high basketball IQ (the son of a coach), Gruber felt the need to play for a coach he could trust and to re-establish his talent bonafides.I am guessing that his hope is to spend a year there, and then look to get back to the DI level. If he is able to showcase some of that talent that he showed during his time in high school, he should definitely get a look from some Division I team after this season.
I am also hearing word that James Douglas may be transferring, but I have not confirmed that yet or where he will go. But for sure we know that Jack Murphy will be losing Colin Gruber.
Much thanks to Kevin McCarthy of NorCal Basketball for the tip on this.
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