- Ivan Rabb talked to the Pac-12 Networkabout his summer league performance.
- The Daily Cal’s “Cal in the NBA” series continues with Allen Crabbe.
At a price tag of $19.3 million for the 2017-18 season — about 20 percent of the salary cap — there was an expectation that Crabbe would prove he was worth the money. Whether or not he was worth the money depends on perspective.
From the macro view, Crabbe put together his best season to date. In his first season with Brooklyn, he posted bests in points, rebounds and assists per game while setting the franchise record for most three-pointers in a single season.
Furthermore, Crabbe totaled 20 points or more in 16 games as a Net after only accomplishing said feat 11 times during his tenure with the Trail Blazers.
On paper, those accolades sound sufficient enough to warrant the checks Brooklyn wrote for Crabbe. From the micro view, however, Crabbe’s performance is not nearly as impressive.
- The “Summer Strength” series continues with Week 2.
- Good news regarding Chris Fatilua. He received $10,000 from the College Football Assistance Fund to help with his recovery. He still needs more help and donations though.
- Jonathan Okanes has a great biography on new Volleyball head coach Jennifer Dorr.
To say Dorr is a volleyball lifer is not fair to the cliché. At five days old, Dorr was at Main Beach in Laguna Beach propped up under an umbrella while her parents, George and Becky, played. Her parents later helped create Mission Valley Volleyball Club, and Dorr has memories of being 3 years old and lingering in the gym while older girls helped take care of her.
The fact that Dorr went on to become a star setter at Hawai’I and now the head coach at Cal may not surprise those who know her story. But being raised with a volleyball in her hand wasn’t a means to an end – it’s a process for which she couldn’t be more proud.
”I look back with the fondness of memories of growing up in the gym around all those young girls who I looked up to as older sisters and fantastic volleyball players,” said Dorr, who will embark on her first season as Cal’s head coach on Aug. 24 against Chicago State in the Molten Classic at Haas Pavilion. “Now getting to do that with my girls and watch them run around the gym is something that means a ton to me.”