2017–18 California Golden Bears men's basketball team

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2017–18 California Golden Bears men's basketball
California Golden Bears logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2017–18 record 8–24 (2–16 Pac–12)
Head coach Wyking Jones (1st season)
Assistant coach Tim O'Toole
Assistant coach Theo Robertson
Assistant coach Chris Walker
Home arena Haas Pavilion
(Capacity: 11,877)
Seasons
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 Arizona 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
USC 12 6   .667     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Utah 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Stanford 11 7   .611     19 16   .543
Oregon 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Washington 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
Colorado 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Arizona State 8 10   .444     20 12   .625
Oregon State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
California 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 California Golden Bears men's basketball team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was Wyking Jones first 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 8–24, 2–16 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament to Stanford.

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Bears finished the season 21–13, 10–8 in the conference. During the season, they were invited and participated in the Pearl Harbor Basketball Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. California defeated Princeton but lost to Seton Hall to earn 2nd place. In the postseason, the Golden Bears defeated Oregon State and Utah in Pac-12 Tournament in Paradise, Nevada to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Oregon. California was invited and participated in the 2017 National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Cal State Bakersfield; the Golden Bears hosted the match against the Roadrunners.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Stephen Domingo G 6'7" 215 RS Senior San Francisco, CA Graduated
Grant Mullins G 6'3" 175 RS Senior Burlington, ON Graduated
Jabari Bird G 6'6" 198 Senior Vallejo, CA Graduated; drafted to the Boston Celtics.
Roger Moute a Bidias F 6'6" 210 Senior Yaoundé, CM Graduated
Sam Singer G 6'4" 205 Senior Miami, FL Graduated
Kameron Rooks C 7'1" 265 RS Junior San Marcos, CA Will graduate and transfer to San Diego State.[1]
Brandon Chauca G 5'8" 160 Junior Alexandria, VA Left the team due to personal reasons
Ivan Rabb F 6'10" 220 Sophomore Oakland, CA Declared for 2017 NBA draft; drafted to the Memphis Grizzlies.[2]
Charlie Moore G 5'11" 170 Freshman Chicago, IL Elected to transfer to Kansas.[3]

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Paris Austin G 6'0" 175 Junior Oakland, CA Transferred from Boise State. Under NCAA transfer rules, Austin will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

2017 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Juhwan Harris-Dyson
SF
Sherman Oaks, California Heritage HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jul 13, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Trevin Knell
SG
Woods Cross, Utah Woods Cross HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Justice Sueing
SF
Santa Ana, California Mater Dei HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Feb 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Grant Anticevich
PF
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Newington HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mar 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: #48
  • 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:

School Offers by Recruit

Future recruits[edit]

2018–19 team recruits[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 California Golden Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jacob Orender (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Lafayette Jacksonville Beach, Florida
G 1 Darius McNeill 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Westfield HS Houston, Texas
G 2 Juhwan Harris-Dyson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Heritage Christian Northridge, California
G 3 Paris Austin (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Bishop O'Dowd HS/Boise State Oakland, California
F 10 Justice Sueing 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Fr Mater Dei HS Honolulu, Hawaii
G 12 Austin McCullough 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Fr Portage Central HS Portage, Michigan
G 13 Jules Erving (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Atlanta, Georgia
G 14 Don Coleman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jr Lawson State C.C. Augusta, Georgia
F 15 Roman Davis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 204 lb (93 kg) RS So Windward HS Carson, California
G 20 Derek King (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Santa Teresa HS/Foothill College Shanghai, China
G 21 Nick Hamilton (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr Westchester HS Inglewood, California
C 22 Kingsley Okoroh 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 267 lb (121 kg) Sr Westwind Prep Derby, England
F 24 Marcus Lee 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Sr Kentucky Antioch, California
G 25 Deschon Winston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Birmingham HS Lake Balboa, California
G 30 Koko Kurdoghlian (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) So La Cañada HS La Cañada, California
F 34 Grant Anticevich 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Fr Newington College Sydney, Australia
F 42 Cole Welle (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Aptos HS Aptos, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 6, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
Providence (MT) W 81–52 
 20  Coleman   12  Lee   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (N/A)
Berkeley, CA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10*
9:00 pm, P12N
UC Riverside L 66–74  0–1
 32  Coleman   18  Okoroh   2  Tied  Haas Pavilion (7,083)
Berkeley, CA
Nov 12*
1:00 pm, P12N
Cal Poly W 85–82  1–1
 30  Coleman   11  Lee   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (6,405)
Berkeley, CA
Nov 16*
6:00 pm, P12N
Wofford W 79–65  2–1
 17  Tied   11  Lee   5  Lee  Haas Pavilion (6,102)
Berkeley, CA
Nov 20*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 6 Wichita State
Maui Invitational quarterfinals
L 82–92  2–2
 35  Coleman   6  Sueing   4  McNeill  Lahaina Civic Center (2,200)
Maui, HI
Nov 21*
1:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. VCU
Maui Invitational 2nd round consolation
L 69–83  2–3
 21  Coleman   12  Lee   2  4 tied  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 22*
11:30 am, ESPNU
vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational 7th place game
L 72–96  2–4
 23  Sueing   7  Sueing   1  6 tied  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 28*
8:00 pm, P12N
Cal State Northridge W 83–63  3–4
 22  McNeill   7  Lee   4  Harris-Dyson  Haas Pavilion (6,177)
Berkeley, CA
Dec 2*
8:00 pm, P12N
Saint Mary's L 63–74  3–5
 23  Lee   6  Lee   4  Coleman  Haas Pavilion (7,831)
Berkeley, CA
Dec 6*
7:00 pm, P12N
Central Arkansas L 69–96  3–6
 20  Coleman   9  Harris-Dyson   2  Tied  Haas Pavilion (7,813)
Berkeley, CA
Dec 9*
2:00 pm, CBSSN
at San Diego State W 63–62  4–6
 19  Coleman   10  Okoroh   5  Coleman  Viejas Arena (11,381)
San Diego, CA
Dec 16*
1:00 pm, P12N
Cal State Fullerton W 95–89 OT 5–6
 30  McNeill   12  Lee   6  McNeill  Haas Pavilion (6,758)
Berkeley, CA
Dec 19*
7:00 pm
at Seattle W 81–59  6–6
 20  McNeill   6  Tied   6  Coleman  KeyArena (2,418)
Seattle, WA
Dec 21*
8:00 PM, P12N
Portland State L 81–106  6–7
 19  Coleman   9  Lee   4  Hamilton  Haas Pavilion (6,589)
Berkeley, CA
Pac-12 regular season
Dec 30
7:00 pm, FS1
at Stanford W 77–74  7–7
(1–0)
 19  Lee   7  Lee   3  Coleman  Maples Pavilion (4,293)
Stanford, CA
Jan 4, 2018
7:30 pm, P12N
USC L 62–80  7–8
(1–1)
 15  Sueing   9  Sueing   3  Tied  Haas Pavilion (6,915)
Berkeley, CA
Jan 6
3:30 pm, P12N
UCLA L 84–107  7–9
(1–2)
 22  Sueing   15  Lee   4  McNeill  Haas Pavilion (8,888)
Berkeley, CA
Jan 11
8:00 pm, P12N
at Washington L 56–66  7–10
(1–3)
 27  Sueing   8  Sueing   3  Harris-Dyson  Alaska Airlines Arena (5,804)
Seattle, WA
Jan 13
1:00 pm, P12N
at Washington State L 53–78  7–11
(1–4)
 14  Sueing   11  Harris-Dyson   2  Tied  Beasley Coliseum (3,178)
Pullman, WA
Jan 17
6:00 pm, P12N
No. 14 Arizona L 58–79  7–12
(1–5)
 19  Sueing   9  Sueing   2  Okoroh  Haas Pavilion (7,721)
Berkeley, CA
Jan 20
7:30 pm, P12N
No. 16 Arizona State L 73–81  7–13
(1–6)
 23  Lee   8  Lee   3  Sueing  Haas Pavilion (8,107)
Berkeley, CA
Jan 25
7:30 pm, FS1
at UCLA L 57–70  7–14
(1–7)
 24  Sueing   13  Okoroh   5  McNeil  Pauley Pavilion (8,028)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 28
1:00 pm, P12N
at USC L 59–77  7–15
(1–8)
 23  Lee   12  Lee   4  Hamilton  Galen Center (6,144)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 1
6:00 pm, P12N
Oregon L 53–66  7–16
(1–9)
 16  Coleman   8  Okoroh   5  McNeill  Haas Pavilion (7,531)
Berkeley, CA
Feb 3
5:00 pm, P12N
Oregon State W 74–70  8–16
(2–9)
 16  McNeill   12  Okoroh   3  McNeill  Haas Pavilion (8,581)
Berkeley, CA
Feb 7
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Colorado L 64–68  8–17
(2–10)
 12  Tied   12  Lee   2  McNeill  Coors Events Center (6,385)
Boulder, CO
Feb 10
6:30 pm, P12N
at Utah L 43–77  8–18
(2–11)
 10  McNeill   6  McNeill   1  7 tied  Jon M. Huntsman Center (14,358)
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 18
5:00 pm, ESPNU
Stanford L 73–77  8–19
(2–12)
 17  Coleman   9  Lee   4  Coleman  Haas Pavilion (8,482)
Berkeley, CA
Feb 22
8:00 pm, P12N
Washington State L 76–78  8–20
(2–13)
 25  Sueing   9  Harris-Dyson   7  Harris-Dyson  Haas Pavilion (6,552)
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24
1:30 pm, P12N
Washington L 51–68  8–21
(2–14)
 17  McNeill   5  Tied   4  Coleman  Haas Pavilion (7,851)
Berkeley, CA
Mar 1
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Arizona State L 53–84  8–22
(2–15)
 16  Coleman   5  Tied   2  Tied  Wells Fargo Arena (11,737)
Tempe, AZ
Mar 3
3:30 pm, P12N
at No. 19 Arizona L 54–66  8–23
(2–16)
 17  Sueing   9  Okoroh   2  Tied  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
March 7, 2018
2:30 pm, P12N
(12) vs. (5) Stanford
First round
L 58–76  8–24
 19  McNeill   8  Coleman   2  Sueing  T-Mobile Arena (8,619)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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