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July 15, 2004
Former UC Irvine center Adam Parada hit a key basket with under 10 seconds remaining to help the Sacramento Kings defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 91-86, in the Summer Pro League at the Long Beach Pyramid Tuesday. Parada's 18-footer put the Kings up, 89-86, and teammate Kevin Martin hit a pair of free throws with .6 left for the final margin. Parada scored 12 points in 32-plus minutes, hitting 5 of 7 from the field and adding four rebounds and two assists.
NEWS
October 4, 2001
UC IRVINE - UC Irvine senior guard Jerry Green and sophomore center Adam Parada have been named to the CollegeInsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-American team. The 21-member team was chosen by a group of 30 Division I coaches and the CollegeInsider.com staff. The 6-foot-3 Green averaged 19 points last season en route to AP honorable mention All-American and Big West Conference Player of the Year honors. He has led the Anteaters in scoring and assists each of his first three seasons.
NEWS
January 8, 2004
The UC Irvine men's basketball team takes to the road tonight to begin the second half of its four-games-in-eight-days, Big West Conference-opening flurry. The Anteaters meet Cal State Northridge at 7 in the Matadome. The Anteaters (6-5) split their first two conference games at home, beating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Saturday and falling to Big West favorite UC Santa Barbara Monday. Northridge (5-5) is also at the break-even mark in conference play, having won at Cal State Fullerton Saturday, then falling at UC Riverside Monday.
NEWS
January 15, 2004
The UC Irvine men's basketball team, off to its worst Big West Conference start since the 1999-2000 season, will meet conference visitor UC Riverside tonight at 7:05. The Anteaters (7-6, 2-2 in the Big West) posted their lowest point total of the season Saturday in a 67-52 loss at the University of the Pacific. UCI shot just 34% from the field (18 of 53), including a paltry 9.5% from three-point range (2 of 21 and 0 for 14 in the second half). UCR (5-6, 2-1)
NEWS
July 3, 2004
Adam Parada, who completed his UC Irvine men's basketball career this past season, is among 17 players invited to the Sacramento Kings' three-day mini-camp that begins Wednesday. Players who impress the Kings will represent the organization in the Summer Pro League, which begins July 10 at Long Beach State. Parada, a 7-foot center, averaged 12.3 points to lead the Anteaters in scoring in 2003-04. He also led the team in rebounding with 6.6 per game and he shot 58.1% from the field as a senior.
NEWS
November 26, 2001
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Jerry Green, Jordan Harris and Adam Parada each scored 14 points, but it wasn't enough for the UC Irvine men's basketball team as the Anteaters fell to Kent State, 75-64, in the fifth-place game of the University Hoops Classic at the Sewall Center Sunday. Kent State's Trevor Huffman scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Golden Flashes. Kent State took a 37-25 halftime lead and UCI (3-2) could get no closer than eight points in the second half.
NEWS
December 29, 2001
Senior guard Jerry Green scored 27 points to lead the UC Irvine men's basketball team to a 79-62 first-round victory over Lipscomb in the Oneida Classic hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday. Jordan Harris chipped in with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Anteaters (7-4). Also contributing for UCI were Mike Hood (10 points), Adam Parada (nine points, five rebounds) and Stanislav Zuzak (eight points, 11 rebounds). The Anteaters cruised to a 39-23 lead at halftime.
NEWS
August 21, 2003
Adam Parada, a senior at UC Irvine, scored eight points Wednesday as Mexico upset Argentina, 91-89, in the opening game of the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mexico led Argentina, the silver medalists at the World Championships last year, throughout the game, taking a 45-41 advantage into halftime and extending the lead to 14 points midway through the fourth quarter. Eduardo Najera of the Dallas Mavericks led Mexico with 20 points, including four three-pointers.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
The UC Irvine men's basketball team opens the Save Mart Center at Fresno State University at 5:30 tonight, when the Anteaters (2-3) face Princeton (3-0) in the opening game of the McCaffrey Classic. The Anteaters, off to their worst start since 1998-99, will be trying to snap a two-game losing steak against the Tigers, who have won their first three for the first time in seven seasons. UCI is led by 6-foot-11 senior Stanislav Zuzak (14.8 points per game)
NEWS
December 28, 2002
Steve Virgen With two games remaining before the UC Irvine men's basketball team begins Big West Conference action, Anteater Coach Pat Douglass described his squad's play last week and its challenge upcoming this weekend. "We lost our rhythm, since we had over 10 days off," Douglass said of the Anteaters' two-game road trip last week. "These two home games are important for us to get our rhythm back because league starts next week." The Anteaters (4-3)
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June 26, 2009
Former Costa Mesa High standout Sharon Day, a Beijing Olympian, qualified for the IAAF World Championships by finishing third in the women’s high jump at the USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Thursday. This is Day’s first trip to the world championships. Day was one of three to clear 6 feet, 4 3/4 inches, but finished third determined by clearances at earlier heights. Chaunte Howard won the high jump, while Amy Acuff finished second. Lauren Collins of UC Irvine finished 10th, clearing 5-10.
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By HUMBERTO CASPA | October 12, 2005
Something incredible happened in the Anteater family last week. It wasn't a prominent scientist or a distinguished scholar being honored by a science academy or a scholarly organization. Instead, it was the tallest UC Irvine alumnus receiving a dream job with one of the world's best basketball teams. Former 7-foot UCI standout Adam Parada signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Isn't that awesome? All of us in the Newport-Mesa area should be celebrating. What Parada has accomplished is so unusual that I'm still having trouble believing it. Just look at the odds.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
Former UC Irvine men's basketball standout Adam Parada has left the Utah Snowbears of the American Basketball Association to sign with a professional team in China, a team spokesman said Friday. Parada, a 7-foot center who was cut by the Sacramento Kings during training camp this season, ranks first in UCI career annals in blocked shots (149), third in rebounds (775) and eighth in points (1,320). The two-time second-team All-Big West Conference performer completed his career in the 2003-04 season.
NEWS
August 6, 2004
Bryce Alderton Former UC Irvine standout center Adam Parada wasn't selected in June's NBA draft and didn't receive an invitation from professional basketball scouts to any pre-draft summer workout camp, yet, he persevered and now he has his chance. The 7-foot, 265-pound Parada, UCI's career leader in blocked shots with 149, received a phone call from agent Sam McDowell Saturday saying the Sacramento Kings had invited Parada to their training camp, which opens Oct. 1. Parada, who played in six of the Kings' Summer Pro League games in Long Beach last month, will attempt to earn one of two remaining spots on the Kings' roster.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
Former UC Irvine center Adam Parada hit a key basket with under 10 seconds remaining to help the Sacramento Kings defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 91-86, in the Summer Pro League at the Long Beach Pyramid Tuesday. Parada's 18-footer put the Kings up, 89-86, and teammate Kevin Martin hit a pair of free throws with .6 left for the final margin. Parada scored 12 points in 32-plus minutes, hitting 5 of 7 from the field and adding four rebounds and two assists.
NEWS
July 12, 2004
Steve Conway of Newport Beach shot a final round 72 to finish with 284, a four-over par, for third place in the 105th Southern California Golf Association amateur championship at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles Sunday. Conway, who plays on the UCLA men's golf team, finished as runner up to Bruins teammate Roy Moon last year. Tim Hogarth of Northridge won the event, shooting a 69 in the final round to finish one-under par 279 (71-71-68-69). Scott McGihon of Bermuda Dunes came in second with a final-round 70, and final score of 283. Conway's scores were 70-71-71-72.
NEWS
July 3, 2004
Adam Parada, who completed his UC Irvine men's basketball career this past season, is among 17 players invited to the Sacramento Kings' three-day mini-camp that begins Wednesday. Players who impress the Kings will represent the organization in the Summer Pro League, which begins July 10 at Long Beach State. Parada, a 7-foot center, averaged 12.3 points to lead the Anteaters in scoring in 2003-04. He also led the team in rebounding with 6.6 per game and he shot 58.1% from the field as a senior.
NEWS
June 26, 2004
Barry Faulkner Mike Efevberha, a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged 11.1 points and started 21 games last season as a sophomore, has been dismissed from the UC Irvine men's basketball program, the school announced Friday. Efevberha missed the final four games of the season after being suspended indefinitely for what Coach Pat Douglass called a violation of team and department rules. Efevberha pled guilty in Orange County Superior Court May 5 to a misdemeanor charge of petty theft and paid a $100 fine.
NEWS
February 6, 2004
Barry Faulkner After falling, 62-54, to Big West Conference visitor University of the Pacific Thursday to extend its losing streak to four and drop to 9-10, 4-6 in conference, a fair question regarding the UC Irvine men's basketball team might be: Where do the Anteaters go from here? For the first time all season, UCI Coach Pat Douglass said he may or may not turn to the familiar faces that have anchored the starting lineup, to lead the 'Eaters into their immediate future.
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