CI announces Carrick DeHart’s Induction into Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to announce Carrick DeHart’s induction into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions. DeHart, a UCSB basketball legend and CI’s Director of Major Gifts, is among the group’s 22 inaugural inductees. Others include DeHart’s teammate Brian Shaw, currently head coach of the Denver Nuggets, and NBA All-Star Jamaal Wilkes.
The Court of Champions was established to recognize and honor individuals from the Santa Barbara community who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in basketball or made significant contributions to the game. The induction ceremony took place on Sunday evening, June 1, at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort.
“I’m flattered to be among the honorees,” said DeHart. “Each has achieved so much, and I’m glad to have been in contact with many of them over the years. There are wonderful human connections in the game of basketball – both on the court and through community service work. Gathering all this energy in the same room is a phenomenal thing. I’m very pleased to be a part of it.”
Prior to joining CI in June 2012, DeHart was Director of Development for UCSB and Assistant Coach for the UC Riverside Women’s Basketball Team.