Brian Hendrick, who sits ninth on Cal’s career scoring list and fourth among the school’s all-time rebounders and twice helped the Bears to the NCAA tournament, has been named as the school’s representative to the 2016 Pac-12 Hall of Honor class.
Hendrick and honorees from the other 11 schools will be recognized in a ceremony prior to the Pac-12 tournament championship game on March 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
A 6-foot-8 power forward, Hendrick scored 1,556 points and grabbed 898 rebounds from 1990 through 1993. He was the Bears’ leading scorer as a sophomore (17.6) and junior (16.1) and earned a spot on the all-conference first team both seasons.
After collecting Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 1990 when he averaged 14.9 points per game, Hendrick had 13 points and 10 rebounds in Cal’s 65-63 win over Indiana in the opening round of the NCAA tournament — the Bears’ first NCAA appearance in 30 years.
Three years later, playing alongside Jason Kidd and Lamond Murray, he averaged 10.4 points and 7.4 rebounds during the regular season, then contributed eight points and 12 rebounds to the Bears’ 82-77 win over two-time defending national champion Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Hendrick averaged 11.2 points in five NCAA tournament games for the Bears.
The Pac-12 Hall of Honor was introduced in 2002, with legendary coach Pete Newell selected as the Bears’ inaugural representative. Since then, Cal’s yearly honorees are: Kevin Johnson, Darrall Imhoff, Kidd, Andy Wolfe, Russ Critchfield, Charles Johnson, Nibs Price, Earl Robinson, Bob McKeen, Murray, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Dave Butler and Sean Lampley.
Others chosen to the 2016 Pac-12 Hall of Honor class include Stanford’s Kim Belton, Arizona’s Salim Stoudamire, Oregon’s Luke Ridnour and Washington’s Isaiah Thomas.