Mitch Brewe picks Gauchos

The Seattle Times is reporting that Emerald City native Mitch Brewe has verbally committed to UC Santa Barbara.

The 6-foot-8 Brewe chose the Gauchos over Montana.

"I'm really pumped," Brewe told the paper. "I'm excited to go down there, get to school and play some good basketball. It was really between UCSB and Montana at the end. I liked both schools, but UCSB was just the right fit, everything just kind of clicked."

Brewe, who averaged 22.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a junior, joins point guard Dalante Dunklin in the Gauchos 2012 class.