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Bob Cantu to host high school boys basketball social and fundraiser 

Paso Robles native and Paso Robles High School Class of ’92 graduate Bob Cantu is inviting all former high school boys basketball players to attend a social gathering on Saturday, June 27, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Pappy McGregor’s Irish Pub located at 1122 Pine Street in downtown Paso Robles.

Bob Cantu.

Bob Cantu.

Cantu was a three-year varsity player at Paso Robles High School and started his basketball coaching career at Mission Prep, Cuesta College and Cal Poly. He is now entering his 19th year as a college coach and his third year as assistant coach at University of Texas at El Paso. Cantu had spent the previous 12 seasons at USC as an assistant coach, associate head coach, and as interim head coach for the final 15 games of the 2012-13 season.

Cantu has participated in 10 postseason tournaments as a collegiate coach, has recruited and/or coached several current and former NBA players. “I’ve enjoyed an exciting and successful coaching career and have been very fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living. I want to give back to the community where it all began by creating awareness and support for the PRHS boys basketball program.” says Cantu. “I’m hoping to connect former players of all classes to share their stories over food and drinks, so please join us and bring a guest. Go Bearcats!”

Cantu hopes to turn this into an annual fundraising event for the high school’s boys basketball program. Guests on hand this year will include current boys varsity basketball head coach Matt Drake, former Paso Robles High School athletic director and veteran coach Scott Larson, and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Superintendent Chris Williams.

Participation in the event is free, however donations to help support the basketball program will be accepted.

Cantu will be in town supporting the 19th Annual Bob Cantu’s Fundamental Basketball Camp, which will be held at Centennial Park Gym in Paso Robles June 22-25 and at Mission Prep High School in San Luis Obispo June 29-July 2 & July 13-16. For more information visit:

For more information or to RSVP for the social, please message Cantu on Facebook at or contact Russell Baker at (805) 221-5622.

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