The Bay Area isn’t the only place wondering what collegiate program that high school hoops phenom Ivan Rabb is going to attend next year.
The Oakland, California product is one of a few young athletes at this year’s Nike Hoop Summit roster who has yet to declare a school yet,
and was reportedly at the center of questioning about narrowing down his decision between Arizona and Cal Berkeley.
While claiming he is still a couple weeks away from making a final decision, Rabb told Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian that he has “seen
everything that there is to see, it’s just me being 100-percent happy with my decision.”
The greater Pac-12 will be happy to have him in the fold either way, although ESPN is reporting that a move across the 5-1-0 is the most
There is no mistaking how much more Cal would benefit from the local boy being on their roster. And, quite frankly, Rabb would be a better fit as a Golden Bear.
For starters, Rabb has no qualms about Cal’s previous season record or that they need certain positions filled. An explosive big man would be a positive boost, and six-foot-ten Rabb fits the bill.
Plus, not all the pressure would be on Rabb’s shoulders, given the other prospects rumored to wear blue and gold. Fort Wayne Homestead forward Caleb Swanigan is rumored to make his decision at the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, and signs are pointing to a Berkeley as his final choice.
Swanigan and Rabb together could be the injection of power that Cal hoops needs to be more competitive in the upcoming seasons.
Of course, all that is still just a dream scenario until Rabb for sure declares, which will reportedly be via social media instead of on TV, and is still not set in stone yet.
“I’m not sure what’ll be the deciding factor,” Rabb reportedly said. “Maybe I will wake up in the morning and just be like, ‘This is the best place for me.'”
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