The Westmont men’s basketball team tips off its 2020-21 season against the University of Saint Katherine from San Marcos, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Though fans will not be allowed in the gym due to the pandemic, the game will be live-streamed and available on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.
Landon Boucher coaches his first game after taking over for John Moore, who ended his coaching career after 27 years at the helm of the Warriors’ program. Boucher, a Westmont alumnus, had served as an assistant coach for the Warriors for the last two seasons after leading the San Marcos High School Royals to their first ever CIF-SS Championship.
Ajay Singh, a 6-foot-6 forward from Cupertino, also plays his first game with the Warriors after transferring from Notre Dame de Namur, which canceled all its athletics programs. Last season, Singh led his NCAA Division II team in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.3 rebounds per game), while shooting 50 percent from the field.
The Warriors return seniors Abram Carrasco, who averaged almost 19 points a game last season, and Hunter Sipe, who averaged more than 11 points a game last season. Sophomore Jared Brown expects to build off his freshman season, averaging more than 11 points a game.