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Ivan Rabb

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Name: Ivan Rabb

School: California

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 8 (2015)

Birthdate: February 4, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Oakland, California


- Parents Ivan and Tami Rabb

High School: Bishop O'Dowd High School


- 2015 McDonald's All-American

- 2015 Jordan Brand Classic

- 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

- 2015 Scholastic All-American

- Won 2015 California State Title - hit game winning FT with under a second left

- Won gold with Team USA at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships

- Won gold with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships

Twitter: YoungIvee

Instagram: Young_Ivee

Height: 6'9.75 (Numbers taken from 2015 Nike Hoop Summit)

Weight: 215

Wingspan: 7'2

Standing Reach: 9'0

Injury History:

- Sprained toe prior to Sophomore season - missed first 2 games 

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Good student

- Mature

- Speaks very well 

- Says he needs to get bigger and stronger and improve his finishing with both hands

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 12.5 PPG

- 8.6 RPG

- 0.9 APG

- 1.2 BPG

- 0.5 SPG

- 62% FG

- 67% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 12 games

- 14.6 PPG

- 9.2 RPG

- 1.6 APG

- 1 BPG

- 55% FG

- 61% FT


- 4th in defensive rebound percentage and defensive rating in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

- 5th in free throw attempts in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

- 6th in field goal percentage in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

Position: PF/C

Greatest Strength: Length

Greatest Weakness: Shooting + Finishing strong + FT Shooting

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 6

Speed: 7

Strength: 5

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: N/A

Jumpshot: 5

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 8

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 7

Steals: 6

Blocks: 7

Pick and Roll: 

- Can cover a lot of ground defensively - does a good job showing and recovering and will not get beaten to the rim

- Offensively, he can pop out to the elbows but not consistently beyond that

- He needs to improve his finishing at the hoop on rolls

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Long arms covers a lot of ground

- Moves well for his size

- Always talking and pointing on defense

- Needs to add weight/strength

- Good rebounder - does not go up strong enough but is capable of getting so many rebounds because of his length

- Runs the floor well

- Solid passer

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Virginia

- #21 Isaiah Wilkins

- #25 Mamadi Diakite

- #33 Jack Salt

- #51 Darius Thompson

- Offensive rebound

- Pointing out screens on D

- Good boxout

- Catches in left short corner, gets doubled, makes good skip pass to right 45

- Good defense on right drive from perimeter, stayed with him and contested

- Offensive foul called on the left block hooking while spinning right

- Throws ball away backing down in right post

- Beaten on roll, doesn't affect shot at hoop

- Good rebound on boxout - reached high

- Good tipout on rebound even after being boxed out because of long arms

- Catches on right block, spins left into help, fouled by help going up - FTs 2/2

- Shows on ball screen, mediocre rotation to big popping for FT line jumper - got hand up but still hit shot

- Pick and pop for 3 at top of the key - miss

- Catches on right block, backs down, quick spin left and fouled going up - FTs 2/2

- Cuts down the lane and fouled trying to catch 1 and 1 - FTs 1/2

- 10th rebound 1 minute into second half

- Fouls reaching on help in lane

- Cal has double teamed him on the catch all game

- Misses close hook shot

- Beaten by Thompson to the rim on right drive

- Bad communication on pick and roll, sticks with guard and leaves big wide open

- Pick and roll catches alley-oop for dunk above the help defender

- Offensive rebound, misses right putback floater

- Fouled on perimeter, 1 and 1 - FTs 2/2

- Great positioning on offensive boards to force Virginia to tip out of bounds for another Cal possession

- Very impressive left handed pass to the weakside left corner, after turning middle from right block

- Good help in lane and then rebound

- Solid strongside help on the drive to go straight up and force missed reverse 

NBA Comparison: Better Cody Zeller

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Top 20

Opinion: Rabb is a great kid. He is a really good rebounder who runs the floor well. He needs to polish his offensive skills and increase his strength. I don't think Rabb has great potential, but he can become a good rebounder in the NBA.