6’11” 220 LBS F
31 G | 32.6 MPG | 14.0 PPG | 48.4 FG% | 40.0 3FG% | 8-20 3FG | 66.3 FT% | 10.5 RPG | 1.5 APG | 1.0 BPG
• A pre-season All-American and eventual First-Team All-Pac-12 pick, Rabb turned in steady numbers last year on both ends of the court. One of 16 players at the NCAA Division I level to average double-digits in both points and rebounds, he registered 17 double-doubles on the season, tied for 15th in the country. Among these performances were four games with minimums of 20 points and 10 boards. Rabb’s 29 double-doubles in two seasons at Berkeley sit second in program history, trailing only Leon Powe’s 30.
One of Rabb’s most productive collegiate performances came in January at UCLA, when he cranked out 17 points and 20 rebounds in a match-up that saw him go up against the Bruins and fellow projected first-rounder T.J. Leaf.
• While Rabb’s scoring rate remained virtually unchanged from his freshman to sophomore campaigns (17.5 points per 40 minutes year one, to 17.2 points per 40 minutes in year two), he picked up his rebounding a bit more as a second-year member of the Golden Bears. The Oakland native, who’s played close to home his entire career, topped the Pac-12 in rebounds per game, and was second in the league in total offensive boards (94).
• As Cal rookie in 2015-2016, Rabb was heavily involved. He established a new freshman record for the program by hauling in 291 total caroms.
Did You Know?:
Coming out of Bishop O’Dowd High School – like Cal, based in the Oakland area – Rabb was a highly-touted recruit. Scout.com, ESPN, and Rivals.com ranked him numbers five, six, and eight in their respective polls. As a senior, Rabb manufactured 24.5 points, 16.3 rebounds, and 4.5 swats per tilt, and helped spark his team’s first successful state championship run in over 30 years.
Quote of Note:
“I’m basing this off watching him from his freshman year in high school, just watching his growth and development. He was so thin, people thought he’s going to have trouble because he’s going to get pushed around. But he’s a fighter. He can really defend ball screens. He can defend in the post. He’s a prolific rebounder. He has a motor. The one area he can continue to improve on is that 15-17-foot jump shot. Once he gets that down, he has the chance to be like a LaMarcus Aldridge.” – unnamed NBA scout, bleacherreport.com [9/20/2016]