While Cal fans eagerly await Monday night’s announcement from five-star basketball recruit Ivan Rabb about whether he will play his college basketball in Berkeley or at Arizona, here is a look back at the best homegrown players to play for the Golden Bears:
* Andy Wolfe, Berkeley: Cal’s first 1,000-point scorer, Wolfe earned All-America honors as a senior in 1948.
* Bob McKeen, Piedmont: An All-American center as a senior in 1955, McKeen retired as Cal’s career leader in points and rebounds. Still owns the record in the latter, 60 years later.
* Charlie Johnson, Redwood City: A three-time team captain and all-conference guard in 1969, Johnson went on to contribute to the Warriors’ 1975 NBA championship team.
* Phil Chenier, Berkeley: An all-Pac-8 selection as a junior in 1971, when he averaged 18.3 points in conference play, Chenier later enjoyed a productive nine-year career.
* Gene Ransom, Berkeley: At 5-foot-8, Ransom averaged 14.8 points over three seasons and played 63½ minutes in a five-overtime win over Oregon in 1977.
* Lamond Murray, Kennedy: Scored 28 points as a sophomore in Cal’s upset of Duke in the 1993 NCAA tournament, then averaged 24.3 points as a junior before leaving for the NBA as Cal’s career scoring leader.
* Jason Kidd, Oakland: The greatest player in Cal history, Kidd led the Bears to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament as a freshman in 1993 and earned consensus All-America at point guard the following season.
* Leon Powe, Oakland: A two-time all-Pac-10 power forward, Powe posted 20 rebounds and 41 points on consecutive nights in the 2006 Pac-10 tournament.