Bears Ink David Kravish for 2011-12 Season
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/10/2010

Nov. 10, 2010

BERKELEY - The California men's basketball team has signed 6-9, 210-pound forward David Kravish out of Lee's Summit, Mo., to a National Letter of Intent as announced Wednesday by head coach Mike Montgomery.

"David is a slightly built big man with a very good skill set and understanding of the game," Montgomery said. "We saw David in the summer. We thought he was a good shot blocker with good timing, a good jump hook and overall good skills. We got pretty excited about him and pursued him pretty hard. He's a very bright kid that intends on becoming a pre-med major, and he actually has a chance to be a doctor. He's a serious-minded student with great upside that comes in here with a great attitude. He's very excited to be a part of the program and we're excited about having him, as well."

Kravish, who was named a First-Team All-Conference selection as a junior, is a candidate for the Kansas City Player of the Year award, according to numerous members of the local media in Kansas City.

Through his sophomore and junior seasons (30 games), Kravish is averaging just under 10 points per game and is shooting 72.5 percent from the charity stripe. He also has 185 rebounds and 47 blocks to his credit.

Kravish has been regarded as an agile player who attacks the offensive glass hard and is always going to the rim with his quick leaping ability, long arms and good hands. He is a solid free throw shooter and is capable of knocking down the high post jump shots.