Noah Gottlieb, Santa Monica College’s all-Western State Conference guard the last two basketball seasons, had the first triple double of his college career in late January.
Gottlieb, now a junior at Chaminade University in Honolulu, scored 10 points and had 12 assists and 16 rebounds in a one-sided victory over Academy Of the Arts of San Francisco.
Because of injuries, Chaminade had only seven players in uniform for the home game. As a result Gottlieb played all but one minute.
Early in the season Gottlieb was coming off the bench, but he earned a starting spot with several highlight performances.
Included was an 11-point game against Indiana when he made a trio of three-point baskets, before missing a three-pointer at the final buzzer, and 16 points in a conference win over Grand Canyon College in Arizona.
Chaminade has a 9-7 record, including 5-2 in its conference.
Gottlieb played on Santa Monica High lower level teams, then transferred to Venice High for his varsity prep career.
After two years at SMC he ranked as the fifth-leading scorer in Corsair history. He was named all-conference first team both years.