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Basketball: Friday reading

Here’s my story on the Cal-USC game from this morning’s editions.

The story from USC’s perspective in the L.A. Times.

And a story on the Cal women, who play UCLA in a semifinal game today at 2:30 p.m.

An interesting blog item from the Seattle Times’ beat writer Percy Allen, who picked the 33 greatest players in the 33-year history of the Pac-10. The highest-rated Cal player? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not Jason Kidd. Sorry, that doesn’t work.

Jeff Faraudo

  • SteveNTexas

    Jason was still pretty highly ranked but only played two years and if memory serves me correctly was injured towards the end of his second year.

    I thought Kevin Johnson deserved a bit higher rating, but the most glaring error was leaving out the best clutch shooter in Cal History Ed Gray. I was so let down that he didn’t have a successful pro career but I understand there were issues.

    As for Cal – USC when I turned it on I heard the announcer talk about how much USC had improved during the season. As we are a young team it should have been us who received that commentary.