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Golden Nuggets: What Do Memphis and Boston Media Think of Our Bear Draftees?

Another Cal Baseball alum reaches the Big Leagues. Congrats to Trevor Hildenberger!

NCAA Basketball: Arizona State at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft

I couldn’t find a whole lot of articles on either Rabb or Bird, possibly because they are second round picks.

  • The SB Nation Memphis Grizzlies blog Grizzly Bear Blues breaks down the Rabb pick.
  • says Ivan Rabb has a lot of upside but will be a work in progress this season.
  • doesn’t think Bird is likely to make the NBA, but he will have a shot to prove them wrong if he does well in the Summer League and the Maine Red Claws (the developmental league [now called the G-league] affiliate of the Celtics)
  • The fourteen Pac-12 players selected is a league record (and tied for most of any conference in 2017 with the ACC).

Cal Basketball

  • Darius McNeill, a new commit for the men’s team, talked with both Ryan Gorcey and Ben Parker. They appear to be separate and distinct interviews rather than a press conference, so check them both out.
  • WBB alum Eliza Pierre was hired to be an assistant coach for UC Santa Barbara, leaving her basketball operations intern position for Cal women’s basketball. Best of luck!


  • Cal’s associate athletic director Foti Mellis was selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Pathway Program for aspiring athletic directors.



  • Congrats to Trevor Hildenberger (class of 2014) on making his major league debut for the Minnesota Twins on Friday, where he had a scoreless inning, including a strikeout of his first batter he faced.

Go Bears!