Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm backkkkkk

Hey everyone, I've been gone for awhile but boogie is slowly but surely making it back to the social world. Well as we all know, the surgery went very well and I'm in the process of recovering. This is a long but manageable process, all I ask of my fan base is to lift me up every opportunity you get because for all that know me know that taking a ball from me is like taking a chunk of life from me. I'm in week 2 of my recovery, I am in full control of my leg now and can take a few steps without pain. Two more weeks of the crippled life and I'm back to walking. Oh how I enjoyed everyone catering to me, special shoutout to moms,big bro Matt, big sis Vic, can't one and only poppa Garth. I know I'm not the only onebwho gained weight over the holiday, boy I sure did grub. Being in this wheelchair has helped me appreciate life more and value opportunities people take for granted everyday. But hey no one or nothing will stop boogie cuz I'm still smiling babyyyyyy. The best is yet to come. I've gotten a chance to watch a lot of ball and I am learning so much of the game that I need to incorporate beforebheading to the next level. Blake griffin is a walking highlight, Derrick rose cannot be stopped, and Kenton all the questions you asked, MJ answered.LOL

So since I've been gone we have been 1-1, moving our record to a whopping 2-3. Inconsistent play stands out looking at the record and it's becoming a major issue. From speaking to players we have some toughness issues that need to be addressed asap. We handled Fresno state at home, led by orlandos huge performance of 35 points. He scored in every way possible shooting at a high clip 13-18. I wasn't there in physical but there in spirit. Our defense made progress in that game forcing turnovers and sticking to the script our trademark defense. Big Greg caught a nasty lob, I see you big G. We were rolling, taking the momentum to Portland before being slapped in the face by a hot shooting pilot team. Scouting report on Portland, they can SHOOT, the whole world knows and they did just that knocking down 12 3pointers. We got off to a slow start and trailed at half 37-15. Being down on the road is tough and takes a total team effort to mount a comeback. We climbed back in but I don't know too many teams who can recover from more turnovers than points at halftime. We were led by James nunnaly who had a solid 22 and 11, Orlando right behind with 18. It's frustrating to see my team struggle like this, no leadership and no toughness will get you nowhere. We as a team must come together and shake this off to have a better December before heading into conference. I can most certainly gaurantee to provide that spark and leadership role as soon as I hit the floor. I will promise you gaucho fans that when I return next year with the help of coaches and my teammates, I will bring prestige and dominance back to sb. Now gaucho fans stay positive it's a long year, we will hit our stride. Come check us out this wednsday in the thunder dome at 7 as we take on Orlando's former LMU team.

" remember there is no victory without progress"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The big day

First and foremost thanks to all those who had me in prayer. The surgery went great and I am confident I'll return better than before. It was a fun experience to say the least lol. I have the best mom and brother I could ever ask for. They came down to help me get back on my feet, literally lol. On top of love from my teammates and my phat fat today wasn't all that bad. So recovery time is 3 to 5 months looking at a April return, just in time for spring workouts ayyyyyyyyy!!! Ahaha. I'll be in a wheelchair/ crutches for 4 weeks so if you see me on campus lend the crippled boy a hand,lol. Other than that I'm doing just fine, I feel like I'm floating on the moon taking these vicadin pills. No pain babyyyyy..

Enough about the crippled boogie, let's talk some gaucho hoops. Left to Oregon 0-0 and returned back 1-2. I wasn't able to make the trip so I don't have much of a first hand account but judging by the numbers and the talks with some people, we got some work to do. The first game against Denver we handled our business and won comfortably. Like every game we had last weekend we had gotten off to a slow start, but in this game we pulled it out. As expected, Orlando and James did most of the scoring each in double figures. James had 17 Orlando 16. Next up we had north Dakota state, which gave us all we could handle. From what I hear we couldn't throw the ball in the ocean. North Dakota state shot lights out. We end up losing the game 68-60. Orlando led us in scoring, getting a hard earned 30 which was a career high. Last up we had the host team univ of Oregon. We were tested, how can we rebound from a loss on the road. We proved to show we were battle tested as we took Oregon down to the wire. No true basketball player likes to blame the refs but on Orlando's last drive to the bucket I hear he got hacked which would of been the go ahead bucket to bring it home. But whistle didn't blow and we end up losing 72-70. Once again james led us in scoring having 28 and Orlando gave us 24.
Now from looking at stats and listening to the radio I feel the need to challenge my teammates to step up. We need a Jaime Greg and Lucas to provide that inside force to keep the defenses honest. Our guards had trouble putting it in the hole and controlling the tempo at times. Someonehas to step up and become a dependable 3rd scorer to help the load of nun and oj. Our defensive mindset must be there at all times also, ball hungry and tenacious. All in all I feel we I'll continue to make at rides. Don't be alarmed we won't disappoint come big west and march.

Hope to see you out for saturdays home game against Fresno state. Other than that continue to pray for the kid for a aped recovery and be blessed friends and family.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Highlights from Masters college game

opening night...

Wassup bball world its ya boy nate boogie live and direct from study hall. Hope everyone's week has started off well and ends well. Whats new?? well in my world im just looking forward to next week's surgery. I gotta go to LA this friday for my pre-op appointment, and then i go under the knife Wednesday of next week. Expect a full an speedy recovery between 4-6 months. Ill be back out there ready to lead the gauchos in the spring.
Have you been catching those NBA games lately. Boy my kings are off to a good start, 3-3. Not to mention my raiders are finally over .500.>YESSSIR!! Ive loved watching the games this year i dont know is it me or has the NBA finally become competitive. Since our team always has locker room dipsutes over who are the best players in the game today, Id like to leave you with a question, who is the best pg in the league now, Rondo or CP3??

Friday Night we opened up our 2010-2011 season off at home against Masters College. We got off to a slow start but as the game progressed we begin to hit our stride on our way to a 14 point victory. Masters never really laid down as they came out knocking down 3's and playing tough defense. Once we settled down after the first media timeout we began to execute like Gauchos and put points on the board. We were led in scoring by James Nunnally who had a game high 22 pts and 10 reb. Next up was Orlando johnson with a solid 21 pts 5 reb 4 assists. Big ups to Jon Pastorek who looked like a perfect compliment to Nunn and Oj, he scored 4 pts but had 9 rebs which were huge. He ran the floor well and put himself in good positions to rebound. Will's defense is always key he is everywhere the ball is, gotta love it. I gotta give #14 Cannon from masters love as he single handedly kept Masters in the game for at least a 10 min stretch knifing through our D and hitting open jumpers. Overall i feel it was a good way to begin the season, along with the freshman getting their feet wet. After watching film, we know what we need to do individually and collectively to have a better game next time we take the floor friday against DU. Sadly, i wont make the oregon trip. This redshirt stuff is wack LOL, i wanna travel and watch some games. Goodluck to the squad in Oregon, we will bring home the gold Gaucho World!!
Until next week Gaucho fans, enjoy the rest of the week and remember...ITS BOOGIE TIME!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Yaaaaaa its opening week of the upcoming Gaucho hoop season. Its time to get live its time to represent Gauchos stand up!!!!! Its ya boy boogie back with something for ya eyes and ears. Man what a week, having 2 scrimmages, midterms, and halloween weekend in SB..whoaaaaaa can you say LIVE!!! First off, Ive never seen so many drunk people in one area before, half naked people left and right, not to mention my neck is kinda sore from turning my head every 5 seconds LOL. It definitely was a sight to see. But chea i got some good news yesterday, surgery date is NOVEMBER 17th..yessy. God answers prayers, keep faith! I been grinding hard lately in the weight room and working on my jumper. I've gained weight and hell im making jumpers with my eyes closed now. Watching hoops from the sidelines you see more, learn more about the game from another point of view. So keep me in ya prayers people its a 4-6 month recovery process with heavy rehab, a balanced diet, and determination ill be back in the spring.
On to the scrimmages, we had a inter-squad and a scrimmage against la verne college. In the intersquad scrimmage i was surprised by the play of a few guys. Big greg showed he can and is more than capable of owning the paint. Jaime has a very nice post up package, and Big lucas was the most consistent through all 5 quarters. Im real impressed by how our freshman are playing with confidence and are hungry to learn more about the game and get better. I feel once we cut down our turnovers and learn each others tendencies we are going to be scary. We can expect the usual scoring from Orlando and James but Will has shown ability to get in the lane and shoot a floater or 2. As for the la verne scrimmage id like to first say, ORLANDO JOHNSON PLEASE STAY OFF THE RIM! He got hung so nasty..the rim said REJECTION! Troy leaf was a bright spot against La verne. He scored but also he created for his teammates, all in all looking like a nice piece of our puzzle. La verne had a run but we punched back and won(unofficially).
Well well well first game of the season is friday against Masters college. Ill be back next week for a inside scoop. Until next time, Love Live Life....