Bishop O’Dowd High’s Ivan Rabb scored 10 points in the McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night, but did not announce his college destination.
The 6-foot-11 forward, a consensus top-10 national prospect, confirmed in an ESPN interview that he has narrowed his choices to Cal and Arizona.
“Arizona’s already established,” Rabb said. “Cal’s got a new coaching staff and they’re very hungry. They’re looking for someone like me to come in.
“Everybody wants me to stay home. I know if I stay, there will be a lot of support,” he continued. “If I was to go there, I possibly would be able to get people to come with me.”
Cal also is recruiting two other non-committed top-10 players who participated in the McDonald’s game — center Caleb Swanigan of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and small forward Jaylen Brown of Marietta, Georgia. Swanigan tweeted that he intends to announce his college decision April 11 at the Hoop Summit international all-star game in Portland.
Rabb scored the game’s first basket on a fastbreak dunk and finished 5 for 6 from the field in the game featuring the top high school players in the country. He had six rebounds for the West team.
The East won 111-91 behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from Chieck Diallo.