The Las Positas College men’s basketball team has been enjoying a very good campaign thus far as they are (20-4) overall and (8-1) in conference play as the season enters crunch time with only three games remaining.
But despite playing eye catching basketball and having one of the states brightest community college prospects in freshman guard Michael Hayes, the Hawks have failed to attract significant crowds to attend games in spite of the LPC official websites claims.
The Hawks official website has reported that 100 people have attended every home game so far this season but unfortunately that has not been the case as only handfuls of people can be seen supporting the Hawks on game days.
The Hawks have been consistent performers both at home and on the road this season but the (11-2) record inside the “Hawk’s Nest” and being ranked at No. 18 in the state has not been enough to get people to fill up the stands. In addition to that, Michael Hayes is the third best scorer in the state, averaging 24 points per game.
When asked about the attendances, the Dean of Athletics Amir Law explained that the basketball attendances “average between 30 to 100 people” with 100 being the default number that is reported on the LPC website.
Las Positas College boasts a successful sports program with multiple teams reaching the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) play-offs in recent years.
The only issue that remains is the lack of support for the student athletes who put it all out on the line to represent the school colors, as fellow students rarely show up in numbers to support the Hawks even though the entry is free to all students for all home games.
Playoff basketball is just around the corner for the Hawks and while there is a chance that the Hawks will host games in late February and early March, Law said that there are plans in the works to increase the attendance for those games.
“LPCSG is working with outreach programs to increase the attendance at game but in the end it is down to the student’s whether they want to attend or not.” Law said.