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Golden Nuggets: Jaylen Brown, NBA Draft's Renaissance Man

Jaylen Brown makes waves among NBA draft insiders and executives with his intelligence and personality.

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Track & Field

Track Trio Named Pac-12 All-Century

BERKELEY --- Three legends from California track & field's storied history have been selected as members of the Pac-12 Men's Track & Field All-Century Team, the conference announced this weekend.

Hal Davis, James Robinson and Archie Williams were named to the 52-member team by a panel of 35 consisting of coaches, former athletes, administrators and members of the media. The top two vote getters in 19 events automatically qualified for the squad while the remaining 12 spots, in addition to ties, were selected from a wildcard ballot consisting of the third, fourth and fifth place vote getters in each event. Athletes with two or more events next to their name finished in the top two in each of those events.

Men's Golf


Rennie Undergoes Liver Transplant

BERKELEY - Cal outside hitter Savannah Rennie underwent a successful liver transplant procedure earlier this month at the Indiana University Transplant Center and has started a rehabilitation program in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rennie became ill last summer after spending her first semester at Cal in the spring and eventually was diagnosed with Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis with Portal Hypertension. She received her new liver on May 16 and spent six days in the hospital before being discharged to her temporary home in Indianapolis, where she is staying with her mother, Renee.

"We are so pleased that Savannah got the call and was able to receive a transplant," Cal coach Rich Feller said. "Savannah is an amazing human being who is now working her way back to becoming a fully functional young woman again. She is already making amazing progress."

Men's Basketball

Jaylen Brown: The 2016 NBA draft's Renaissance man

The 6-foot-7-inch, 233-pounder with a flat-top instantly caught the eyes of the patrons as he walked into his beloved Pedro's Brazil Café wearing a custom-made FC Barcelona futbol jersey. A veggie rice bowl with extra cilantro and two mango smoothies were on his mind after his 6:30 a.m. basketball workout last week. No, this is not your typical 19-year-old. This is the kind of 19-year-old NBA draft prospect who, for instance, chooses to enter the draft without an agent, a young man who one NBA executive said could be deemed "too smart for the league."

Say hello to Jaylen Brown, the most interesting prospect of the 2016 NBA draft.

"I am who I am. Take it or leave it," Brown said. "I'm not going to change my values and change my approach because someone feels uncomfortable. I am not going to be disrespectful or step on any toes. But I am going to be me."