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Heat's Gabe Vincent Signs Two-Way Qualifying Offer

Gabe Vincent was the G League’s Most Improved Player in 2019/20, averaging 20.9 PPG and making 40.3% of an impressive 10.3 three-point attempts per game in 31 contests for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He saw limited action for the Heat in nine games at the NBA level.


Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Red Cross Volunteer – Meet J.D. Slajchert

Despite his personal tragedy, J.D. was impressed by the hard work he saw performed by Red Cross volunteers during the disaster. He knew firsthand how a disaster could impact a family and he saw how the Red Cross helped to alleviate that suffering. Even after seeing his own house go up in flames, he decided to donate the proceeds from the sale of the book to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.


The Ascent Continues for Gabe Vincent, NBA G League’s Most Improved Player

There’s no honor that better represents the purpose of the NBA G League than the league’s Most Improved Player Award. In a league centered around player development, we’re constantly watching players “make the leap” and accomplish their dreams of playing in the NBA. This year, it was Gabe Vincent’s turn.


UCSB Alum Donates Book Earnings to Woolsey Fire Victims

For the second year in a row, wildfires have ravaged California, forcing people to evacuate their homes and leave valuable belongings behind. In particular, the recent Woolsey Fire in Ventura had left hundreds of people stranded.  The fire robbed them of their possessions, their homes and their hopes. One of the people affected by this was UC Santa Barbara alumnus J.D. Slajchert.


Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Gabe Vincent: “He fits so many of the things that we like"

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra likes to refer to them as "DNA players." It's his way of saying a player fits within the organization. Spoelstra used similar terminology when discussing the growth of two-way contract guard Gabe Vincent, who was recently named the G League's Most Improved Player.


Former UCSB basketball player’s new book pays tribute to fallen friend

When JD Slajchert played basketball at UCSB, he and his friend Luc Bodden shared a special bond. And a special meeting place after games: Woodstock’s Pizza in Isla Vista. “It was his favorite restaurant,” Slajchert said, saying he and Luc’s relationship blossomed during those meet ups at Woodstock’s. Luc was battling Sickle Cell Disease. In 2016, he passed away at the age of 10. Luc inspired JD to write “MoonFlower,” a novel based on JD’s life.

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