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Basketball: Theo Robertson rejoins Bears

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.

Jeff Faraudo