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March 20, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
College basketball usually doesn't always work this well. Ruben Douglas knows it. Fran Fraschilla knows it. That's why they look up into the cloudless Albuquerque sky and thank those shining stars that seem close enough to touch. Fraschilla, a coach raised in Brooklyn, was in the beginning stages of rebuilding the program at New Mexico.
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SPORTS
February 21, 1998
"I'm going to write a book on gimmick defenses after this season is over.' Bell-Jeff boys' basketball Coach Eli Essa, who has seen numerous box-and-one and other special defenses designed to try to stop Arizona-bound guard Ruben Douglas.
SPORTS
November 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ruben Douglas said Wednesday he has ironed out his concerns with Coach Lute Olson and has resumed his fight for the starting shooting guard position with ninth-ranked Arizona. The sophomore's absence from the Wildcats' exhibition game against a Lithuanian team Sunday night set off speculation that Douglas might transfer. Douglas, from Bell-Jeff High, said Wednesday he never considered transferring but felt he needed to straighten things out with Olson.
SPORTS
December 31, 1997
Ruben Douglas set a tournament record with 56 points but it wasn't enough for Bell-Jeff High, which lost to West Bakersfield, 93-79, in the 13th-place game of the Hart boys' basketball tournament on Tuesday. Douglas made 18 of 20 free throws and two three-point baskets. He scored 37 points in the second half as Bell-Jeff (7-6) tried to rally from a 45-30 halftime deficit.
SPORTS
June 22, 1997
Mike West got things started and Ruben Douglas finished the job for the Bell-Jeff High boys' basketball team in a 46-34 victory over Beverly Hills in the first round of the L.A. Watts Summer Games on Saturday at L.A. Jordan High. West, a 6-foot-6 forward, scored 16 of the Guards' 17 points in the first half and finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Bell-Jeff led, 17-12, at halftime.
SPORTS
November 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ruben Douglas said Wednesday he has ironed out his concerns with Coach Lute Olson and has resumed his fight for the starting shooting guard position with ninth-ranked Arizona. The sophomore's absence from the Wildcats' exhibition game against a Lithuanian team Sunday night set off speculation that Douglas might transfer. Douglas, from Bell-Jeff High, said Wednesday he never considered transferring but felt he needed to straighten things out with Olson.
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March 20, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
College basketball usually doesn't always work this well. Ruben Douglas knows it. Fran Fraschilla knows it. That's why they look up into the cloudless Albuquerque sky and thank those shining stars that seem close enough to touch. Fraschilla, a coach raised in Brooklyn, was in the beginning stages of rebuilding the program at New Mexico.
SPORTS
December 21, 1997 | STEVE GALLUZZO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As good as Ruben Douglas is, he can't beat a good team by himself, or even with the help of a teammate. The Burroughs High boys' basketball team proved that Saturday night with an 86-62 victory over Douglas and Bell-Jeff in a semifinal game of the Bell-Jeff tournament. Burroughs will play Marshall in the final Monday at 7:30 at Bell-Jeff.
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March 26, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Douglas can shoot, pass, dribble and finish a fastbreak with a flashy dunk as well as he can lace up his high tops. That much has never been a question about Douglas, touted as one of the top high school boys' basketball players in the nation since he first took the court at Bell-Jeff High in 1994. But this year Douglas, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, learned about big-time basketball. He learned how to play under the brightest spotlight.
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March 26, 1998 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Douglas can shoot, pass, dribble and finish a fastbreak with a flashy dunk as well as he can lace up his high tops. That much has never been a question about Douglas, touted as one of the top high school boys' basketball players in the nation since he first took the court at Bell-Jeff High in 1994. But this year Douglas, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, learned about big-time basketball. He learned how to play under the brightest spotlight.
SPORTS
February 21, 1998
"I'm going to write a book on gimmick defenses after this season is over.' Bell-Jeff boys' basketball Coach Eli Essa, who has seen numerous box-and-one and other special defenses designed to try to stop Arizona-bound guard Ruben Douglas.
SPORTS
December 31, 1997
Ruben Douglas set a tournament record with 56 points but it wasn't enough for Bell-Jeff High, which lost to West Bakersfield, 93-79, in the 13th-place game of the Hart boys' basketball tournament on Tuesday. Douglas made 18 of 20 free throws and two three-point baskets. He scored 37 points in the second half as Bell-Jeff (7-6) tried to rally from a 45-30 halftime deficit.
SPORTS
December 21, 1997 | STEVE GALLUZZO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As good as Ruben Douglas is, he can't beat a good team by himself, or even with the help of a teammate. The Burroughs High boys' basketball team proved that Saturday night with an 86-62 victory over Douglas and Bell-Jeff in a semifinal game of the Bell-Jeff tournament. Burroughs will play Marshall in the final Monday at 7:30 at Bell-Jeff.
SPORTS
December 20, 1997
Ruben Douglas made two free throws with nine seconds left to give Bell-Jeff High a 74-73 victory over Monroe on Friday night in a pool-play game of the Bell-Jeff/La Canada/St. Francis regional tournament. Douglas had 35 points and seven steals. Bell-Jeff (6-1) trailed, 34-17, late in the second quarter, but outscored Monroe, 50-26, over the next two quarters to take a 67-60 lead with three minutes remaining.
SPORTS
June 22, 1997
Mike West got things started and Ruben Douglas finished the job for the Bell-Jeff High boys' basketball team in a 46-34 victory over Beverly Hills in the first round of the L.A. Watts Summer Games on Saturday at L.A. Jordan High. West, a 6-foot-6 forward, scored 16 of the Guards' 17 points in the first half and finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Bell-Jeff led, 17-12, at halftime.
SPORTS
December 20, 1997
Ruben Douglas made two free throws with nine seconds left to give Bell-Jeff High a 74-73 victory over Monroe on Friday night in a pool-play game of the Bell-Jeff/La Canada/St. Francis regional tournament. Douglas had 35 points and seven steals. Bell-Jeff (6-1) trailed, 34-17, late in the second quarter, but outscored Monroe, 50-26, over the next two quarters to take a 67-60 lead with three minutes remaining.
SPORTS
November 9, 1999
* Former Grant High guard Gilbert Arenas, a freshman at Arizona, scored a team-leading 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds Sunday in the Wildcats' 96-44 exhibition victory over a Lithuanian team. Earlier in the week, Arenas scored 22 points and had eight rebounds in a Red-Blue scrimmage. He has moved ahead of former Bell-Jeff guard Ruben Douglas into Arizona's starting lineup. AUTO RACING * Corey Kruseman of Ventura placed second to J.J. Yeley in a 40-lap Sprint Car Racing Assn.
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