Men’s Basketball: Summer Update

Men’s Basketball: Summer Update

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The season is nearly three months away, but Santa Clara men's basketball continued has stayed busy this summer in preparation.

The Broncos, heading into year No. 4 under head coach Herb Sendek, have been meshing eight returning players, including the top five scorers from 2018-19, with five newcomers.

Per NCAA rules, summer activity includes four hours of practice time on the court and four additional hours per week for strength and conditioning with assistant director of athletics Bob Medina who oversees sports performance.

The team finishes up summer workouts this week and has three weeks off before returning to campus for preseason practice, which starts on Sept. 18. Classes for the fall quarter begin on Sept. 23.

In addition to practicing with the Broncos, three members of the team – Jaden Bediako, Guglielmo Caruso and Juan Ducasse - played internationally this summer.

Before arriving on campus, Bediako, a freshman, played for Canada in the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece.

In July, Caruso joined Italy at the FIBA Under-20 European Championship in Israel.

Ducasse saw his first action since 2018 when he joined Uruguay for the Pan American Games in Peru. Ducasse missed 2018-19 with a knee injury.

Steve Nash and Jared Brownridge are two of the most recognizable names in Santa Clara history and both spent time with the program this summer.

Nash retired from the NBA in 2015 and was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2018.

Brownridge is coming off an impressive season in the NBA's G League where he played with the Delware Blue Coats. He led the league with 187 3-point field goals.

The season-ticket renewal began in July and continues through Friday, Sept. 6. Deposits ($50 per seat) will be accepted for new accounts. For questions, contact the Santa Clara Athletics ticket office at (408) 554-4660 or

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