Ivan Rabb

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Ivan Rabb
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No. 10 – Memphis Grizzlies
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1997-02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 21)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, California)
College California (2015–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Memphis Grizzlies
2017–2018Memphis Hustle
Career highlights and awards

Ivan Charles Rabb Jr. (born February 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears. Growing up in California, he was named the top high school player in the state as a senior in 2015. He also received national recognition as an All-American. As a college freshman with the Golden Bears, Rabb earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12.

High school career[edit]

Rabb attended Bishop O'Dowd High School, where he won two CIF Northern California Open Division basketball championships and one CIF Open Division State Championship. Rabb competed in the summer for the AAU's Oakland Soldiers.[1][2]

In four varsity seasons, Rabb amassed over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and is the winningest player (108-19) in school history.[3] Recorded single-game career-highs of 42 points, 26 rebounds, eight assists and 13 blocked shots.

In his freshman year, he aided the Dragons to a 24–7 record and the 2012 CIF NCS championship game and he averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks as a freshman in 2011-12. He participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He scored 25 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in the 2013 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) North Coast Section (NCS) Division III championship game in leading the Dragons to the title, which marked the team's second-straight CIF NCS Division III title, also went undefeated in the WACC for the regular season league crown. He averaged 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 8.0 blocks as a sophomore in 2012-13. He was named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.[4]

As a senior, Rabb averaged 24.5 points, 16.3 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks. He led the Dragons to the CIF open division state title. In the championship game, held at Cal's stadium, Rabb scored 19 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, blocked 2 shots, and scored the go ahead free throw with 0.8 seconds left to give his team the win.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ivan Rabb
Oakland, California Bishop O'Dowd High School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5   Rivals: 7  ESPN: 8
  • 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.


College career[edit]

Before deciding where to attend college, Rabb listed ten schools as finalists, Arizona, Cal, Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, UCLA and USC.[6]

On October 24, 2014, Rabb cut his list to five schools, Arizona, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA.

On March 25, 2015, Rabb announced that Arizona and Cal were his two finalists.

On April 13, 2015, Rabb announced his intent to enroll at the University of California, Berkeley and play for the Golden Bears.[7]

After a strong freshman season where he earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors, Rabb surprised many by opting to forego the 2016 NBA draft (despite him being projected to be a lottery selection that year) and return to Cal.[8] Prior to the 2016–17 season, he was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press.[9]

At the conclusion of his sophomore season on March 22, 2017, Rabb announced his intention to forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA Draft.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2017–present)[edit]

Rabb was selected 35th overall (5th pick of the second round) in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic who later traded his rights to the Memphis Grizzlies.[11] On September 18, 2017, Rabb agreed to a three-year rookie-scale deal with the Grizzlies, having his first two seasons fully guaranteed by Memphis. During his rookie season, he has had multiple assignments with the Memphis Hustle, Grizzlies' G-League affiliate.[12].

Awards and honors[edit]

High school
  • 2015 CIF Open Division State Championship
  • 2014, 2015 CIF Northern California Open Division Championship
  • McDonald's All-American (2015)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2015)
  • 2013 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American first team.
  • 2013 Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore of the Year.
  • 2013 West Alameda County Conference (WACC) MVP/All-WACC.
  • 2013 Contra Costa Times All-East Bay first team
  • 2012 Torrey Pines/Jerry Tarkanian All-Tournament Team.

National team career[edit]

He was the member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5–0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay; started three games and averaged 12.0 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season[edit]

2017–18 Memphis 36 5 14.3 .566 .806 4.4 .9 .3 .4 5.6
Career 36 5 14.3 .566 .806 4.4 .9 .3 .4 5.6

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 Memphis 18 13 27.9 .565 .500 .750 9.4 2.1 .8 1.7 15.2
Career 18 13 27.9 .565 .500 .750 9.4 2.1 .8 1.7 15.2


2015–16 California 34 34 28.7 .615 .500 .669 8.5 .9 .5 1.2 12.5
2016–17 California 31 30 32.6 .484 .400 .663 10.5 1.5 .7 1.0 14.0
Career 65 64 30.6 .544 .409 .666 9.4 1.2 .6 1.1 13.2

Personal life[edit]

Ivan is the son of Tami Rabb. He has a sibling, Tamarik, who attends Bishop O'Dowd High School. Rabb started playing basketball when he was 6 or 7 years old. In high school, he carried a 3.15 GPA. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and was ranked on ESPN's 2015 top 100 recruits as #8.[13]


  1. ^ Shepherd, Royal. "Strong support system keeps top recruit in class of 2015 Ivan Rabb Grounded". Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Borzello, Jeff. "Ivan Rabb looking to keep his spot near the top of 2015". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ O'Dowd High School, Bishop. http://www.bishopodowd.org/admin/?p=8977.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Stephens, Mitch. "Bishop O'Dowd's Ivan Rabb selected to USA Basketball U17 team". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kidd stuff: Ivan Rabb can give Cal its best hoops season in over 20 years". SI.com. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  6. ^ Keeley, Laura. "Duke, UNC look west for Ivan Rabb". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rabb, Ivan. Twitter https://twitter.com/YoungIvee/status/587796344212824064. Retrieved 14 April 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Hamilton, Brian (June 9, 2016). "For Ivan Rabb, returning to Cal for another season was as simple choice". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team". Foxsports.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ Marc J. Spears (2017-03-22). "Cal sophomore Ivan Rabb decides to enter NBA draft". espn.com. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  11. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire draft rights to Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks". NBA.com. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  12. ^ "NBA G-League Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  13. ^ "ESPN Basketball Recruiting - Player Rankings". Retrieved 2015-09-26. 

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