1. Cal’s Cobbs pain-free, expects to be “100 percent” by NovemberThe hype over Arizona’s upcoming season is warranted, but the Cal Bears won’t surrender the Pac-12…View Post

    Cal’s Cobbs pain-free, expects to be “100 percent” by November

    The hype over Arizona’s upcoming season is warranted, but the Cal Bears won’t surrender the Pac-12…

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  2. Basketball: Cobbs’ surgery goes well - BearTalk -

    Cal senior point guard Justin Cobbs underwent successful surgery to repair a broken foot he sustained in a San Francisco summer pro-am game nine days earlier, the school announced.

    Cobbs had a screw inserted into his foot to stabilize a fracture in his fifth metatarsal bone.

    His recovery timetable is six to eight weeks, according to Cal basketball coach Mike Montgomery. The Bears begin practice Sept. 27, but do not play their regular-season opener until Nov. 8 against Coppin State.

    A second-team all-Pac-12 selection last season, Cobbs averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists. He is the league’s career active assist leader.”

  3. Recruiting coordinators play pivotal role during summer months | CollegeBasketballTalk

    July underlines the importance of the recruiting coordinator, as he’s the assistant who addresses the task of determining where the program’s recruiting targets will be and which coach (or coaches) need to be present.”

  4. (via Basketball: Freshman Jabari Bird attends classes on 19th birthday, already turns heads on campus - BearTalk -)
  5. Maximum Zhang at Cal

    Maximum Zhang at Cal

  6. Jorge Gutierrez

    Jorge Gutierrez

  7. “If you missed, the biggest talking point on Sunday night and into Monday morning in college hoops was the shove heard ’round the world.
You can find the video here. In what appears to be an effort to snap Allen Crabbe out of a funk, Mike Montgomery gave him a two-handed push as he came to the bench during a timeout. Some are calling it unwarranted, some want Montgomery suspended, and others think the whole kerfluffle was much ado about nothing.”
(via Pac-12 reprimands Cal coach Mike Montgomery for shoving Allen Crabbe | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    If you missed, the biggest talking point on Sunday night and into Monday morning in college hoops was the shove heard ’round the world.

    You can find the video here. In what appears to be an effort to snap Allen Crabbe out of a funk, Mike Montgomery gave him a two-handed push as he came to the bench during a timeout. Some are calling it unwarranted, some want Montgomery suspended, and others think the whole kerfluffle was much ado about nothing.”

    (via Pac-12 reprimands Cal coach Mike Montgomery for shoving Allen Crabbe | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  8. “Wisconsin made 51.7% of their shots and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds, which led to an 18-7 edge in second chance points. And the Badgers were solid defensively as well, limiting Cal to 38.3% shooting while also forcing 23 turnovers.”
(via Wisconsin bounces back from Wednesday’s defeat, whips California 81-56 | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    Wisconsin made 51.7% of their shots and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds, which led to an 18-7 edge in second chance points. And the Badgers were solid defensively as well, limiting Cal to 38.3% shooting while also forcing 23 turnovers.”

    (via Wisconsin bounces back from Wednesday’s defeat, whips California 81-56 | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  9. Basketball: Can Bears be as good as last season? Or even better? Depends on developing leaders - BearTalk -

    "Kamp was a natural leader — smart, vocal, selfless, willing to tell his teammates what he needed from them. Gutierrez, at first anyway, was far from that. Because he didn’t speak much English immediately, he was far quieter, less likely to say something to his teammates. Gradually, that changed, to the point where Gutierrez complemented Kamp, giving Montgomery two excellent senior leaders. There is no clear replacement for either of them. Cobbs is the most obvious candidate, as the starting point guard and one of the team’s best players. But he’s still becoming the player Montgomery wants, and not yet a guy who can be Monty’s alter-ego on the floor."