Four California men's basketball players have earned all-conference honors, the Pac-12 announced on Monday.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1713566-ivan-rabb-man-in-t...Sophomore forward Ivan Rabb, who eschewed the NBA Draft to return to school for a second go-around, was named first-team All-Pac-12 by the conference's coaches. Senior Jabari Bird earned his first all-conference award, earning a spot on the All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention team.
Rabb has tallied 16 double-doubles in 29 games this season, averaging 14.3 points (No. 18 in the Pac-12) and 10.6 rebounds per game. His 16 double-doubles this season give him 28 on his career, behind only Sean Lampley (30) and Leon Powe (29) for the most career double-doubles by a Golden Bear in the last 20 years. Rabb is 14th in the Pac-12 in blocks per game (1.1), and in total blocks (31).
During Pac-12 play, Rabb averaged 14.1 points (17th in the conference), and ranked second in the Pac-12 in both offensive rebounds (3.1 per game) and defensive rebounds (7.6 per game). Against Pac-12 opponents, Rabb paced the league with 11.4 rebounds per game, with five games of 14 or more rebounds, and a career-high 20 at then-No. 4 UCLA.
Rabb was named to the All-Pac-12 Tournament team last season. This Wednesday, the Bears will head to Las Vegas for the 2017 edition of the tournament, facing 12th-seeded Oregon State at 2:30 p.m.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1718364-cal-basketball-for...Bird, a former five-star McDonald's All-American, and son of former Cal player Carl Bird, has had his best season as a Golden Bear. He has increased his scoring from a then-career-high 10.5 points per game in 2014-15 to 14.2 ppg this year, and leads Cal with six 20-point games, highlighted by a career-high 26-point effort against Utah. In that double-overtime win, Bird scored 10 points in the second extra period to seal a 77-75 victory.
The Richmond (Calif.) Salesian product currently ranks sixth in Cal history for career three-pointers (180) and is fourth all-time in Bears history for three-point attempts (489). Bird is four three-point field goals away from cracking the program's top-10 for single-season three-pointers made. He currently ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in triples, with 44, tied with fellow senior Grant Mullins.
Okoroh, with 64 blocks, is the No. 2 single-season shot-blocker in Cal history, and earned an All-Defensive honorable mention nod for it from the Pac-12 coaches. The 7-foot-2 Englishman is third in the Pac-12 in blocks this season, and he also ranks 13th in the league for offensive rebounds, pulling down 2.2 per game.
Moore, the 5-foot-11 guard out of Morgan Park (Ill.), is ninth in the Pac-12 in assists (3.7 apg), and 30th in scoring, (12.3 ppg). Moore's season highlight came early, dropping a school freshman-record 38 points against UC Irvine, a total that is still the highest single-game total by a Pac-12 player this season, and the fourth-most by any freshman in conference history.
Moore is fifth on Cal's all-time freshman list for single-season assists (110), free throws made (91) and total points (10th, 368).