Cal’s Ivan Rabb will sign with an agent and enter NBA Draft

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Cal forward Ivan Rabb (1) looks on during the quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Tournament between the California Bears and the Utah Utes on March 9, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
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California Golden Bears talent Ivan Rabb will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told FanRag Sports on Wednesday. By signing with an agent, Rabb will not be able to return to college.

A five-star prospect out of the 2015 recruiting class, Rabb made the decision to stay in school last year. At the time, he was projected to be a lottery level selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. As of this writing, most NBA Draft projection outlets have the big man pegged to go somewhere in the late first-round.

Much of the hoopla surrounding Rabb was due to his incredible senior high school campaign. During it, he averaged 24.5 points, 16.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocks.

As a freshman with the Golden Bears, Rabb averaged 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He also shot 62 percent from the floor.

During his sophomore season, he averaged 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per content. The big also shot 48 percent from the floor.

The Golden Bears finished their season with an overall record of 21-13.

The program currently remains on the hunt to find a new head basketball coach.

ESPN was the first to break the news of Rabb entering the NBA Draft.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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