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#26 California : College Basketball Countdown

Published on October 27, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting in a month or so, and practices are starting soon. College basketball might be the only game in town, which will give even more attention to the college game. I can’t wait for this upcoming season.

Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2011-12 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 74 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 26 mid majors in my top 100 countdown. This month I will continue my college basketball previews with top players and match ups and much more; I am just finishing my conference power rankings.

Who will put at number 1? North Carolina or Kentucky or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.

# 26. California

Coach: Mike Montgomery (Three seasons at California 64-37), overall, 420-220, 20 years

2010-11: Record: 18-15 overall, 10-8 in Pac 12 (Tie/4th)

Starters Returning (4) Jorge Gutierrez, Brandon Smith, Harper Kamp, Allen Crabbe

The Golden Bears return their top 3 scorers, who all scored more than 13 points per game. The heart and soul of their team is guard Jorge Gutierrez (14.6 ppg). He led them in points, steals and assists last season. He knows how to get to the free throw line. Brandon Smith (6.4 ppg) also returns at point guard; he is a good shooter. Look for Minnesota transfer Justin Cobbs to compete for playing time with Smith. Providing depth in the backcourt will be redshirt freshman Alex Rossi and Emerson Murray (1 ppg). Allen Crabbe (13.4 ppg) was the conference Freshman of the Year last season. He’s Cal’s best three point shooter at the small forward position. Harper Kamp (14.2 ppg ) leads the way in the frontcourt. Kamp is a smart player that produces every game. Joining him up front will be Richard Solomon (5.6 ppg), who will put up better numbers with more playing time. Depth up front might be an issue for Cal. They brought in two freshman David Kravish and Christian Behrens. Bak Bak (2.6 ppg) has some playing experience.



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