Cal's Most Valuable Player, leading scorer and an honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice last year, Shipp has the ability to score from most anywhere on the court ... not only has outstanding range, but also excels around the basket, where he can take advantage of his strength and quickness ... spent much of the offseason improving his conditioning and enters this year in the best shape of his career ... worked out with former Cal All-American and current NBA forward Lamond Murray in Berkeley over the summer ... became the 31st player in school history to score 1,000 points late last year and should finish his career in Cal's all-time Top 10 ... has made 117 three-pointers in three seasons ... Cal's leading returning rebounder and shot blocker ... also a good free throw shooter with a career rate over 76 percent ... has not missed a game during his tenure at Cal and enters this season with 56 starts in 96 contests.
As a Junior in 2001-02: Shipp paced the Bears with 14.8 ppg, shooting career bests from the floor (48.6%), three-point range (35.2%) and the free throw line (78.1%) ... also averaged 4.7 rebounds, blocked 18 shots and had 53 assists (second on squad) ... started all but one game, coming off the bench on Senior Day vs. USC ... reached the 1,000-point level with a 25-point effort vs. Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament ... also had 18 points vs. UCLA in the Pac-10 quarterfinals ... played well in both of Cal's NCAA Tournament match-ups, pouring in 20 points in the first round against Penn and adding 11 points and 8 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh ... voted to the all-tournament team in the BCA Classic in November after helping Cal to the championship with wins over Princeton and Eastern Washington ... soared to a then-career-high 24 points vs. Saint Louis Dec. 6, then had a 31-point outburst against Fresno State Dec. 11 when he drilled a school-record nine three-pointers to break a mark co-held by Jason Kidd and Ryan Drew ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his effort ... also had a 24-point evening at Oregon in January ... had a big night in Cal's double OT win at USC with 20 points and a career-high-tying nine rebounds ... reached double figures in 26 of 32 games ... shot 43-for-78 from the floor (55.1%) over his final eight games.
As a Sophomore in 2000-01: Shipp was one of five Bears to score at least 8.2 ppg ... averaged 9.8 ppg in Pac-10 games ... started seven of the first eight games of the year, then returned to the opening lineup Feb. 22 vs. Washington ... tallied 13 points in the opener against Mississippi State ... matched that total against LaSalle in the Golden Bear Classic ... began Pac-10 play with 11 points at Arizona and 15 points at Arizona State ... scored a season-high 21 points vs. Oregon State (7-9 FG, 4-6 3P, 3-4 FT) Jan. 13 ... reached double figures in scoring six times in nine games from Dec. 30 through Jan. 25 ... had a strong game at Washington State with 15 points and six rebounds ... in his first start since early in the year, finished with 11 points against Washington Feb. 22 ... came back at UCLA with 15 points and three assists ... had 10 points, all in the first half, against Arizona State March 8.
As a Freshman in 1999-00: Shipp got out to a great start to his Cal career, scoring 20 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3P, 1-1 FT) in his debut against TCU ... nearly had a double-double against Houston with 14 points and nine rebounds ... started 12 of the first 13 games of the season ... scored a season-best 22 points at Colorado Dec. 4 (8-13 FG, 4-9 3P, 2-2 FT) and matched that total against Washington State Jan. 27 (9-14 FG, 4-6 3P) ... against the Cougars, scored 16 consecutive points during one 3:16 stretch of the second half ... after going scoreless in the Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona, finished with 21 points against Arizona State Jan. 8 ... sank his first 14 foul shots before finally missing Jan. 2 vs. Davidson ... had one of his better games late in the season at Washington when he scored 15 points, getting most of his points under the basket ... tallied 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3P) at Arizona State March 9 ... also had 17 points at Wake Forest in the NIT quarterfinals ... reached double figures in scoring 17 times ... ranked third on Cal's freshman three-point list with 40 made ... made at least three treys in a game seven times with a best of four at Colorado and against vs. WSU at home.
High School: Shipp averaged 27.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 3.0 apg as a senior at Fairfax HS ... voted league and team MVP and was a two-time all-city selection ... also voted first team all-state and named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best of the West poll ... scored a career-high 44 points against Los Angeles HS ... rated the No. 7 small forward prospect in the country by FastBreak magazine ... one of 50 players invited to try out for the U.S. Junior National team in 1998 ... best game may have been when he scored 31 points against Westchester HS to help his team advance to the city final ... first four-year starter in his school's history.
Personal: Joseph Delano Shipp III ... born Feb. 25, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA ... parents are Joe and Debbie Shipp ... has three younger siblings: Britteny, Joshua and Jerren ... inked with the Bears during the spring signing period in 1999 ... social welfare major.
Points: 31 vs. Fresno State Dec. 11, 2001
Rebounds: 9 twice, last at USC Jan. 24, 2002
Assists: 5 at Arizona State Feb. 28, 2002
Blocks: 3 twice, last at USC Jan. 24, 2002
Steals: 3 many times, last at Arizona State Feb. 28, 2002