Cal Basketball: Shareef Abdur-Rahim Graduation
Aug 01, 2012
Former Cal Bear basketball standout, Shareef Abdur-Rahim received his degree in Sociology today at UC Berkeley. At Cal, he averaged 21.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game in 28 games. He was the first freshman in Pac-10 history to win Conference Player of the Year honors, and was named Third Team All-America by the Associated Press. Abdur-Rahim also set single-season freshman records for points, scoring average, field goals, and free throws. After declaring early for the 1996 NBA Draft, Shareef was drafted #3 overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies and went onto play for 12 seasons with stops with the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trailblazers and Sacramento Kings. Shareef also went on to be selected for the 1997 NBA All-Rookie First Team, 2002 NBA All-Star squad and the Gold Medal 2000 US Olympic Team. After retiring from the NBA, Shareef went onto work for the front office of the Sacramento Kings, serving as an assistant general manager.
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