2016–17 California Golden Bears men's basketball team

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2016–17 California Golden Bears men's basketball
California Golden Bears logo.svg
NIT, First round
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2016–17 record 21–13 (10–8 Pac–12)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin (3rd season)
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
Assistant coach Wyking Jones
Assistant coach Tim O'Toole
Home arena Haas Pavilion
Seasons
2016–17 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Oregon 16 2   .889     33 6   .846
No. 4 Arizona 16 2   .889     32 5   .865
No. 8 UCLA 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
Utah 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
California 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
USC 10 8   .556     26 10   .722
Colorado 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Arizona State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Stanford 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Washington State 6 12   .333     13 18   .419
Washington 2 16   .111     9 22   .290
Oregon State 1 17   .056     5 27   .156
2017 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 California Golden Bears men's basketball team represented the University Of California, Berkeley in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was Cuonzo Martin's third year as head coach at California, the Golden Bears played their home games at Haas Pavilion as members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 10–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for fifth place, they defeated Oregon State and Utah in Pac-12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Oregon. They were on of the last four teams not selected for the NCAA Tournament and thus received a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Cal State Bakersfield.

On March 15, head coach Cuonzo Martin resigned to become the head coach at Missouri,[1] he finished at Cal with a three-year record of 62–39. On March 24, Cal promoted assistant coach Wyking Jones to head coach.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Bears finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 23–11, 12–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place. They defeated Oregon State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Utah, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Round to Hawaii.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brenden Glapion G 6'3" 195 RS Sr. San Francisco, CA Graduated
Nick Kerr G 6'3" 180 RS Sr. Rancho Santa Fe, CA Graduated
Jordan Mathews G 6'4" 203 Jr. San Francisco, CA Graduated; transferred to Gonzaga[3]
Tyrone Wallace G 6'5" 205 Sr. Bakersfield, CA Graduated; Declared for 2016 NBA draft
Jaylen Brown F 6'7" 225 Fr. Marietta, GA Declared for 2016 NBA draft[4]

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dontae Coleman G 6'3" 188 So. Augusta, GA Junior college transfer from Lawson State Community College[5]
Grant Mullins G 6'3" 175 Sr. Burlington, ON Graduate transfer from Columbia University.[6]
Marcus Lee F 6'9" 224 Sr. Antioch, CA Transfer from University of Kentucky.[7]

2016 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Charlie Moore
PG
Chicago, IL Morgan Park HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) May 18, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2016–17 California Golden Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Rabb, IvanIvan Rabb 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Bishop O'Dowd HS Oakland, California
G 2 Singer, SamSam Singer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Ransom Everglades HS Miami, Florida
G 3 Mullins, GrantGrant Mullins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Columbia Burlington, Ontario
G 10 Chauca, BrandonBrandon Chauca 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr 22 Feet Academy Alexandria, Virginia
F 12 Moute a Bidias, RogerRoger Moute a Bidias 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Notre Dame Prep Yaoundé, Cameroon
G 13 Moore, CharlieCharlie Moore 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Morgan Park HS Chicago, Illinois
G 14 Coleman, DonDon Coleman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) So Lawson State C.C. Augusta, Georgia
F 15 Lee, MarcusMarcus Lee Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Sr Kentucky Antioch, California
G 20 King, DerekDerek King (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Santa Teresa HS/Foothill College Shanghai, China
G 21 Hamilton, NickNick Hamilton (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Jr Westchester HS Inglewood, California
C 22 Okoroh, KingsleyKingsley Okoroh 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Jr Westwind Prep Derby, England
G 23 Bird, JabariJabari Bird 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Salesian HS Vallejo, California
F 25 Davis, RomanRoman Davis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Windward HS Carson, California
G 30 Kurdoghlian, KokoKoko Kurdoghlian (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr La Cañada HS La Cañada, California
G 31 Domingo, StephenStephen Domingo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Georgetown San Francisco, California
F 42 Welle, ColeCole Welle (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Jr Aptos HS Aptos, California
C 44 Rooks, KameronKameron Rooks 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Jr Mission Hills HS San Marcos, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: October 12, 2016

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 3*
7:00 pm
California Baptist W 81–73 
 16  Tied   8  Rooks   4  Singer  Haas Pavilion (2,828)
Berkeley, CA
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 11*
7:00 pm, P12N
South Dakota State W 82–58  1–0
 14  Tied   7  Tied   5  Tied  Haas Pavilion (7,782)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 16*
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 25 UC Irvine W 75–65 OT 2–0
 38  Moore   9  Domingo   5  Singer  Haas Pavilion (8,104)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 21*
8:00 pm, P12N
vs. San Diego State
Sacramento Showcase
L 65–77  2–1
 19  Rabb   11  Rabb   2  Tied  Golden 1 Center (10,104)
Sacramento, CA
Nov. 25*
8:00 pm, P12N
Wyoming W 71–61  3–1
 18  Moore   10  Rabb   6  Moore  Haas Pavilion (8,355)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 27*
5:00 pm, P12N
Southeastern Louisiana W 67–55  4–1
 22  Moore   10  Rabb   4  Moore  Haas Pavilion (8,387)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 30*
6:00 pm, P12N
Louisiana Tech W 68–59 OT 5–1
 25  Rabb   13  Rabb   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (8,129)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 3*
1:00 pm, P12N
Alcorn State W 83–59  6–1
 26  Rabb   9  Okoroh   4  Moore  Haas Pavilion (8,257)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 6*
4:00 pm, FS1
vs. Princeton
Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational
W 62–51  7–1
 15  Moore   11  Rabb   3  Singer  Bloch Arena (4,024)
Honolulu, HI
Dec. 7*
4:00 pm, FS1
vs. Seton Hall
Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational
L 57–60  7–2
 22  Bird   9  Bird   3  Moore  Bloch Arena (4,024)
Honolulu, HI
Dec. 10*
7:30 pm, P12N
UC Davis W 86–61  8–2
 22  Moore   5  Singer   6  Singer  Haas Pavilion (8,664)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 17*
5:00 pm, P12N
Cal Poly W 81–55  9–2
 25  Bird   11  Okoroh   5  Tied  Haas Pavilion (9,698)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 21*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 Virginia L 52–56  9–3
 15  Bird   12  Rabb   4  Moore  Haas Pavilion (11,092)
Berkeley, CA
Pac-12 regular season
Dec. 30
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 18 Arizona L 62–67  9–4
(0–1)
 16  Rabb   16  Rabb   4  Moore  Haas Pavilion (10,844)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 1
7:00 pm, P12N
Arizona State W 81–65  10–4
(1–1)
 20  Tied   15  Rabb   6  Moore  Haas Pavilion (8,776)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 5
6:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 4 UCLA L 71–81  10–5
(1–2)
 19  Mullins   20  Rabb   2  Tied  Pauley Pavilion (13,659)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 8
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 25 USC W 74–73  11–5
(2–2)
 17  Rabb   8  Rabb   5  Mullins  Galen Center (5,528)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 12
6:00 pm, FS1
Washington W 69–59  12–5
(3–2)
 20  Rabb   14  Rabb   2  Bird  Haas Pavilion (9,093)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 14
1:00 pm, P12N
Washington State W 58–54  13–5
(4–2)
 14  Rabb   12  Rabb   3  Rabb  Haas Pavilion (9,238)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 19
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 11 Oregon L 63–86  13–6
(4–3)
 21  Bird   6  Moore   5  Moore  Matthew Knight Arena (10,010)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 21
7:30 pm, P12N
at Oregon State W 69–58  14–6
(5–3)
 18  Rabb   8  Tied   4  Moore  Gill Coliseum (4,945)
Corvallis, OR
Jan. 29
5:30 pm, ESPNU
Stanford W 66–55  15–6
(6–3)
 25  Rabb   13  Rabb   8  Moore  Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 2
6:00 pm, P12N
Utah W 77–75 2OT 16–6
(7–3)
 26  Bird   14  Rabb   4  Moore  Haas Pavilion (9,246)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 5
1:30 pm, ESPNU
Colorado W 77–66  17–6
(8–3)
 17  Moore   11  Rabb   8  Moore  Haas Pavilion (9,719)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 8
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Arizona State W 68–43  18–6
(9–3)
 18  Mullins   11  Rabb   3  Tied  Wells Fargo Arena (5,107)
Tempe, AZ
Feb. 11
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 9 Arizona L 57–62  18–7
(9–4)
 19  Bird   6  Rooks   4  Singer  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
Feb. 17
7:00 pm, FS1
at Stanford L 68–73  18–8
(9–5)
 23  Bird   13  Rabb   6  Moore  Maples Pavilion (4,870)
Stanford, CA
Feb. 22
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 Oregon L 65–68  18–9
(9–6)
 20  Bird   12  Rabb   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (10,759)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 24
7:00 pm, FS1
Oregon State W 76–46  19–9
(10–6)
 16  Rabb   9  Rabb   5  Moore  Haas Pavilion (9,500)
Berkeley, CA
Mar. 2
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Utah L 44–74  19–10
(10–7)
 11  Mullins   8  Rabb   1  Tied  Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,876)
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 4
11:00 am, P12N
at Colorado L 46–54  19–11
(10–8)
 11  Tied   13  Rabb   2  Singer  Coors Events Center (8,392)
Boulder, CO
Pac-12 Tournament
Mar 8, 2017
2:30 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (12) Oregon State
First round
W 67–62  20–11
 20  Bird   13  Rabb   4  Moore  T-Mobile Arena (7,846)
Paradise, NV
Mar 9, 2017
2:30 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (4) Utah
Quaterfinals
W 78–75  21–11
 26  Bird   10  Okoroh   2  Tied  T-Mobile Arena (12,782)
Paradise, NV
Mar 10, 2017
6:00 pm, P12N
(5) vs. (1) No. 5 Oregon
Semifinals
L 65–73  21–12
 23  Mullins   9  Okoroh   4  Mullins  T-Mobile Arena (19,224)
Paradise, NV
NIT
Mar. 14, 2017*
8:15 pm, ESPN2
(1) (8) Cal State Bakersfield
First round – California Bracket
L 66–73  21–13
 26  Coleman   7  Welle   4  Mullins  Haas Pavilion (1,778)
Berkeley, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Ranking movement[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes. NV=Received no votes.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Post Final
AP RV 25 RV RV RV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV RV NV NV NV N/A*
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NV NV NV NV RV RV

Notes[edit]

  • March 24, 2017 – Wyking Jones was named the team's head coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/03/15/cuonzo-martin-resigns-california-missouri-job
  2. ^ Tril, Chris (March 24, 2017). "Wyking Jones promoted to Cal men's basketball head coach". The Daily Californian. Berkeley. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cal's Jordan Mathews To Transfer To Gonzaga". June 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Letourneau, Connor. "Cal’s Jaylen Brown declares for NBA draft". SFGate.com. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Letourneau, Connor. "JUCO point guard Dontae Coleman commits to Cal". SFGate.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Borzello, Jeff. "Columbia grad transfer Grant Mullins chooses California". ESPN. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Letourneau, Connor. "Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee commits to Cal". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 11 June 2016.