Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ivan Rabb and Davon Dillard are planning to take official visits to Cal the weekend of Feb. 27.
The 6-foot-11 Rabb out of Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd attended an Arizona-Cal game last month and has been on the Cal campus several times.
A McDonald’s All-American, Rabb is considering Cal, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA, and has already visited Kentucky and Arizona. He will sign in the spring.
“We are setting up an official with Cal the 27th. We plan on visiting both UCLA and Kansas,” Tami Rabb said.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported on ESPNU last month that Cal coach Cuonzo Martin offered Rabb’s high school coach, Lou Richie, a job at Cal when Martin was first hired, but Richie declined. Still, Cal is heavily in the mix.
“I have the best relationship with Cuonzo Martin,” Rabb said then. “Him being so close, I can basically go up there whenever I want.”
Meantime, the 6-5 Dillard out of Our Savior New American has a final five of Cal, Creighton, Indiana, Purdue and Pittsburgh.
He is a native of Indiana who transferred from Gary Bowman (IN) High.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon and Creighton assistant Pat Sellers recently watched Dillard at the PrimeTime Shootout in New Jersey.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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