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Basketball: Theo Robertson rejoins Bears

By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 11:01 am in Alumni, Basketball.

Theo Robertson, a forward on the Cal basketball team from 2005-10, has re-joined the program as a graduate manager, coach Mike Montgomery announced Friday.

“I am extremely grateful to coach Montgomery and the University of California for allowing me the opportunity to join the basketball staff as a graduate manager,” Robertson said. “I’m thrilled to be able to continue to represent this great institution, while contributing towards the success of our student-athletes both on and off the court.”

Robertson starred for Cal from the 2005-06 season through the 2009-10 campaign where he was a two-year captain and voted the team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior on the Golden Bears’ 2010 conference championship squad.

A graduate of De La Salle High, Robertson completed his career with 1,315 career points, good for 16th on the program’s all-time scoring list. He is Cal’s all-time leader in career three-point field goal percentage at .440 (154-of-350) and is among the school’s career leaders in three-point field goals made (seventh), three-point field goals attempted (10th) and games played (seventh with 125).

A second-team all-Pac-10 pick as a senior, Robertson was limited by injury, undergoing three separate hip surgeries while at Cal and forced to miss the entire 2007-08 season.

Robertson completed his undergraduate bachelor of arts degree in social welfare in 2010 with a 3.10 cumulative grade point average. While training for the NBA draft, he suffered his third hip injury that required immediate surgery.

Robertson will assist with all facets of the program from a competition and academic standpoint, while working towards his master’s degree at Cal.

“Theo is an exceptional basketball player who has a great knowledge of the game,” Montgomery said. “His addition to the staff will greatly help our program as he works toward completing his master’s degree. Theo enjoyed great success as a player here and he will help us create more great moments this season.”

Robertson served as an administrative fellow with the Pac-12 Conference this past year, where he assisted with the league’s Sports Management and Championships team. The position is designed to help prepare former student-athletes transition to the profession of sports administration.

Robertson will be a candidate for his master’s degree in cultural studies of sport in the Graduate School of Education.

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  • wehofx

    Great hire! I’m sure he will become a fine Coach but I sure hope he can recruit.

  • Mitchie V

    Great choice for coach! Theo is smart guy and he’s a grown up.

    I guess I’m in the camp of DEVELOPING a great team and see where it goes. A team with character, not OF characters.

  • GOGO Bears

    He can recurit and he can stand as a role model to the high schooler as a basketball player who graduated and earned his degree! He didn’t give up on his degree program like so many other travel agents have done.

  • gobears49

    I met Theo a few months ago in a San Mateo restaurant. Extremely mature and poised for his age. I predict he is going to go far in his sports administration field.

  • Yoda

    He can’t recruit right now. He’s a grad assistant.

  • BlueNGold

    Very nice article about Theo. Lest anyone actually believe the crap that has been posted on this blog over the years, social welfare at Cal is a legitimate and respectable program and Theo obviously is using his degree to accomplish good things not only for himself, but for his community as well.

  • steveNTexas

    Hey I had a Social Welfare degree from Cal and worked my way up to become a Bear Talk and even Facebook poster.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    steveNTexas Says:
    August 4th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Hey I had a Social Welfare degree from Cal and worked my way up to become a Bear Talk and even Facebook poster.

    ______________________________________________

    HAHAHAHA good one.

  • GOGO Bears

    Well, even though I have him blocked so I can’t see what he has to say, but I bet our little troll is talking about SW. Finally decided to stop pounting over the beat-down at SFGate? Any more anger to manage? “The fat man won’t have be banned again!” That was your quote on Scout right, just before the fat man got you banned several times.

    Pity the troll folks. No law degree. Home alone on New Year’s Eve. THis is all he has.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Sherm/GOGO Bears/BearTalk and the many blocked sign ins through the years…

    HAHAHAHAHA. I post one time in over a week and you are already replying in less than someone can say “Bear Talk got blocked at SF Gate”.

    Pres F5 Sherm. LOL. You make me laugh.

  • GOGO Bears

    More Blahblah from the little troll. Banned by the fat man at sfgate.

    I wish I could battle you tonite back and forth, but it’s saturday night. We all know YOU got NO PLACE TO GO and NO ONE TO BE WITH, but I’m normal. I got friends and places to go. Enjoy little freak.

    The fat man banned again!

  • Will

    Steve’s social welfare degree led to a law degree and a successful career.

    Moren, on the other hand…LOL.

  • BlueNGold

    What, having a successful career as a perennial trash talking troll doesn’t count?