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Team Manager with Health Issues Nails ‘Trey Heard ‘Round Bay’

by Dominic Drury

OAKLAND CA – When one walked into sold-out Bishop O’Dowd gym Friday night, most people expected a grudge match between the two best teams in the WACC-Foothill league. The O’Dowd Dragons (18-4) and Berkeley Yellow Jackets (21-2) are two very physical teams, and although it was Valentine’s Day, do not have much love for one another.

O’Dowd easily defeated Berkeley 99-64, as Berkeley was down from the start. But the story of the game was not Ivan Rabb’s double-double or on all the talent the Dragons have this year, it was about O’Dowd’s team manager Lucas Cortez.

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Alum of the Month – Sept

Perseverance pays off. Just ask Brian Shaw ’83.

Named the head coach of the Denver Nuggets in June, the former NBA player and assistant coach was in the running for several head coaching positions over the last few years – including the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets.

Shaw weathered the ups and downs, and didn’t get discouraged when he was passed over – even when the Lakers head coaching position seemed to be a given.
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Ivan Rabb ’15 Leads U16 National Team to Gold Medal

Photo by: Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball When Ivan Rabb ’15 takes to the hardwood this season, he’ll be drawing on important lessons learned during international competition as a member of the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team.

Playing in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship held in Maldonado, Uruguay, in June, Rabb was instrumental in leading the USA team to a gold medal and extending the U16 team’s win streak to 15-0.

Over the course of the five-game tournament, Rabb led the USA team in rebounding, averaging 9.8 rebounds per game. He led all tournament players in field goal percentage (.619) and was second in blocked shots, averaging 2.6 per game.

Rabb said the biggest difference that he noticed between high school or AAU and international play is international players routinely flop with the hope of drawing a foul call.

“If you tried to go through a screen, the defenders would flop and most of the time the calls would go their way,” he said. “So we had to learn how to avoid that trap.”
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Brian Shaw ’83 named head coach of Denver Nuggets

(Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Brian Shaw ’83 was introduced during a press conference at Pepsi Center where he was recently named the Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets. Read more…





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Ivan Rabb to Play on 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team

Following five days of training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., including the last two with a group of 16 finalists, the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team was announced today and will begin final preparations for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which tips-off June 11. Selections were made by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee. Athletes must be 16-years-old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1997) and a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this team.

The 12-member USA U16 National Team will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 11-15 in Maldonado, Uruguay. Two-time defending gold medalist at the biennial event that was launched in 2009, the U.S. owns an unblemished 10-0 all-time record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

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Student Of The Game, Ivan Rabb Shines On And Off The Court

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Standing at 6’10”, 16-year-old Ivan Rabb has always been taller than people his age.

Growing up in Oakland, Calif., Rabb vividly remembers walking to grocery stores and through his neighborhood and being stopped by strangers that constantly asked him how tall he was.

“I used to get irritated,” Rabb said. “But now, I like it. I like some of the attention. I just don’t let it go to my head. I just handle my business on and off the court and try to stay humble.”

Regarded as one of the nation’s top basketball prospects in the class of 2015, Rabb is currently in Colorado Springs, Colo., battling for a spot on the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team.

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