Ivan Rabb

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Ivan Rabb
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Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1997-02-04) February 4, 1997 (age 25)
Sacramento, California
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop O'Dowd
(Oakland, California)
CollegeCalifornia (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Memphis Grizzlies
2017–2019Memphis Hustle
2019–2020Westchester Knicks
2021Delaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Ivan Charles Rabb Jr. (born February 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears. Growing up in California, he was named the top high school player in the state as a senior in 2015. He also received national recognition as an All-American. As a freshman with the Golden Bears, Rabb earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 as a sophomore before being selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA draft. He began his pro career playing two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.

High school career

Rabb attended Bishop O'Dowd High School, where he won two CIF Northern California Open Division basketball championships and one CIF Open Division State Championship. Rabb competed in the summer for the AAU's Oakland Soldiers.[1][2]

In four varsity seasons, Rabb amassed over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and is the winningest player (108–19) in school history.[3][4] Recorded single-game career-highs of 42 points, 26 rebounds, eight assists and 13 blocked shots.

In his freshman year, he aided the Dragons to a 24–7 record and the 2012 CIF NCS championship game and he averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks as a freshman in 2011-12. He participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He scored 25 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in the 2013 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) North Coast Section (NCS) Division III championship game in leading the Dragons to the title, which marked the team's second-straight CIF NCS Division III title, also went undefeated in the WACC for the regular season league crown. He averaged 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 8.0 blocks as a sophomore in 2012-13. He was named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.[5]

As a senior, Rabb averaged 24.5 points, 16.3 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks. He led the Dragons to the CIF open division state title. In the championship game, held at Cal's stadium, Rabb scored 19 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, blocked 2 shots, and scored the go ahead free throw with 0.8 seconds left to give his team the win.[6]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ivan Rabb
Oakland, California Bishop O'Dowd High School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5   Rivals: 7  ESPN: 8
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

Prior to his final decision on where to play collegiate basketball, Rabb had as many as ten schools as finalists.[7] He ultimately announced his intent to enroll at the University of California, Berkeley, and play for the Golden Bears.[8]

After a strong freshman season where he earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors, Rabb surprised many by opting to forego the 2016 NBA draft (despite him being projected to be a lottery selection that year) and return to Cal.[9] Prior to the 2016–17 season, he was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press.[10]

At the conclusion of his sophomore season on March 22, 2017, Rabb announced his intention to forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA Draft.[11]

Professional career

Memphis Grizzlies (2017–2019)

Rabb was selected 35th overall (5th pick of the second round) in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic who later traded his rights to the Memphis Grizzlies.[12] On September 18, 2017, Rabb agreed to a three-year rookie-scale deal with the Grizzlies, having his first two seasons fully guaranteed by Memphis. During his career, he has had multiple assignments with the Memphis Hustle, Grizzlies' G-League affiliate.[13] On October 19, 2019, he was waived by the Grizzlies.[14]

Westchester Knicks (2019–2020)

On October 23, 2019, Rabb signed a two-way contract with the New York Knicks.[15] On January 13, 2020, the New York Knicks announced via their Twitter account that they had waived Rabb. He did not appear in a game for the parent club.[16][17] On January 23, 2020, Rabb was reported to be added to the Westchester Knicks roster.[18]

Delaware Blue Coats (2021)

For the 2020–21 season, Rabb joined the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League, making his debut on February 11, 2021.

National team career

He was the member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5–0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay; started three games and averaged 12.0 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


Regular season

2017–18 Memphis 36 5 14.3 .566 .806 4.4 .9 .3 .4 5.6
2018–19 Memphis 49 13 14.7 .547 .200 .710 4.2 1.1 .3 .3 5.8
Career 85 18 14.6 .555 .200 .743 4.3 1.0 .3 .3 5.7


2015–16 California 34 34 28.7 .615 .500 .669 8.5 .9 .5 1.2 12.5
2016–17 California 31 30 32.6 .484 .400 .663 10.5 1.5 .7 1.0 14.0
Career 65 64 30.6 .544 .409 .666 9.4 1.2 .6 1.1 13.2

Awards and honors

High school
  • 2015 CIF Open Division State Championship
  • 2014, 2015 CIF Northern California Open Division Championship
  • McDonald's All-American (2015)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2015)
  • 2013 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American first team.
  • 2013 Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore of the Year.
  • 2013 West Alameda County Conference (WACC) MVP/All-WACC.
  • 2013 Contra Costa Times All-East Bay first team
  • 2012 Torrey Pines/Jerry Tarkanian All-Tournament Team.

Personal life

Rabb is the son of Ivan Sr. and Tami Rabb. He has a younger brother, Tamarik, who also attended Bishop O'Dowd High School. Rabb started playing basketball when he was 6 or 7 years old. In high school, he carried a 3.15 GPA. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and was ranked on ESPN's 2015 top 100 recruits as No. 8. Rabb is cousin of Reggie Rogers, University of Washington standout and NFL player.[19]


  1. ^ Shepherd, Royal. "Strong support system keeps top recruit in class of 2015 Ivan Rabb Grounded". Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Borzello, Jeff. "Ivan Rabb looking to keep his spot near the top of 2015". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ivan Rabb '15 Commits to Cal". bishopodowd.org. April 13, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Star Basketball Recruit Ivan Rabb Commits To Cal". CBS San Francisco. April 13, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Stephens, Mitch. "Bishop O'Dowd's Ivan Rabb selected to USA Basketball U17 team". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kidd stuff: Ivan Rabb can give Cal its best hoops season in over 20 years". SI.com. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Keeley, Laura. "Duke, UNC look west for Ivan Rabb". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on September 18, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  8. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 13, 2015). "UA basketball: Rabb chooses Cal over Wildcats". Arizona Daily Star. Archived from the original on January 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  9. ^ Hamilton, Brian (June 9, 2016). "For Ivan Rabb, returning to Cal for another season was as simple choice". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team". Foxsports.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Marc J. Spears (March 22, 2017). "Cal sophomore Ivan Rabb decides to enter NBA draft". espn.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire draft rights to Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks". NBA.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "NBA G-League Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  14. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies waive three players". NBA.com. October 19, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "Knicks Sign Ivan Rabb to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  16. ^ @NY_KnicksPR (January 13, 2020). "Knicks waive forward Ivan Rabb, who was signed to a two-way contract" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Berman, Marc (January 13, 2020). "Kenny Wooten set up for Knicks chance in two-way contract shuffle". New York Post. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  18. ^ "Ivan Rabb: Added by Westchester". cbssports.com. January 23, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  19. ^ "ESPN Basketball Recruiting - Player Rankings". Retrieved September 26, 2015.

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