Rabb Gaines New Interest

Ivan Rabb, the 6-9 post from Oakland, has established himself as one of the premier sophomores in the country...

Coming off a terrific summer with the Oakland Soldiers, Ivan Rabb, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound post prospect, has not slowed down this season at Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd.

"I've been playing pretty well," Rabb said. "I feel like every game I'm getting better. I think I'm averaging a triple-double on the season in points, blocks and rebounds."

A high-level athlete that can control the glass and defend the rim and even score on the block, Rabb can impact the game in a variety of ways.

"The best part about my game is my rebounding," Rabb said. "I get a lot of offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds and putbacks. The thing is I always feel like I can score when I need to. I think I can change shots, too, even if I don't block them."

"I feel like I can always make a play," Rabb added. "Last year I would stay in my place, now I'm trying to expand my game and explore more things on the court."

Rabb has already picked up high major interest, including offers from a host of high major schools.

"I have seven offers," Rabb said. "My first offer was from Arizona. Then I got Cal, UNLV, NC State, North Carolina, UCLA and Kansas."

"The schools that are recruiting me are Texas, they came to my practice [last week], Stanford, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington and Washington State."

"I'm enjoying it," Rabb said of the process. "I'm just trying to take my time and have fun with the process. Everyone is telling me to have fun with it and I'm trying to be responsible and take care of my business."

To date, Rabb has taken an unofficial visit to California.

"I've taken an unofficial to Cal because it's 15 minutes from my house," he said. "I've been to a couple football and basketball games."

"It's a nice school," Rabb added. "Ever since I've been growing up I've always thought about going to Cal just because of their history, but I just want to keep my options open."

North Carolina is the one of the schools to get in the mix within the last month.

"It's a big school," Rabb added. "It's a blessing to get any looks from them. I'm just playing and trying to get as many as I can. That's a very big school. … I'm interested in them."

Rabb is regarded by Scout.com as the No. 3 overall prospect and the No. 2 power forward in the 2014 recruiting class.

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