After earning All-Pac-10 honors last season, Ubaka enters the 2006-07 season as the senior leader of the team ... a workhorse who set a school record by playing 1,156 minutes as a junior ... improved his statistics in virtually every category last year ... Cal's top three-point shooter in '05-06 when he drained 61 shots from behind the arc - tying for third most in school history ... poised to break into the Bears' all-time Top 10 as he has made 101 treys over his career ... the top returning free throw shooter in the Pac-10 (83.3%) ... begins the upcoming season with 68 career starts in 77 games ... the first Parade All-American guard to join the Bears since Jason Kidd in the fall of 1992.
As a Junior in 2005-06: One of the most improved players in the country, Ubaka averaged 14.5 ppg after contributing 6.3 ppg in his first two years with the program ... voted second-team NABC all-district ... also named to the all-tournament team at the Pac-10 Tournament after averaging 17.0 ppg and 3.7 apg ... entered the season with a career high of 13 points, but surpassed that total 17 times ... ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in scoring and was also among the league leaders in assists (7th, 3.84 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (4th, 1.68), free throw shooting (3rd, 83.3%) and three-pointers per game (7th, 1.97) ... his 61 three-pointers were seven shy of the school record of 68 set by Ryan Drew in 1990 ... shot a career high from the field (41.3%), three-point range (37.2%) and the free throw line (83.3%) ... made 41-of-47 from the line (87.2%) in the last two minutes and overtime of games ... reached double-figures in scoring in 14 straight games during one stretch and in 28 of 31 games overall ... the only Cal player to start every game ... earned a spot on the Golden Bear Classic all-tournament team after totaling 16 points vs. Northern Colorado and 21 points against Northeastern ... scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 3:58 of Cal's win at UCLA Dec. 31 ... came through with a career-best 29 points in the Bears' next game vs. Oregon Jan. 5 ... also had 24 points at Arizona State and 20 points at Oregon ... celebrated his 21st birthday with 18 points in a home win over Stanford Feb. 9 ... led Cal with 119 assists, including a high of seven vs. Washington and at Oregon State ... ranked second in the Pac-10 in minutes played with 37.3 per game and played 40 or more six times ... in the Pac-10 tourney, had 11 of his 16 points in the second half vs. USC and all 17 of his points after intermission against Oregon ... also totaled a team-high 18 points in the championship game vs. UCLA ... co-recipient of Cal's Most Improved Player Award.
As a Sophomore in 2004-05: Jumped out to a strong start to the year, averaging 7.7 ppg and 4.0 apg through three games, shooting 53.3% from the floor and 62.5% (5-8) from three-point range ... however, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot vs. Southern Nov. 23 and had surgery the following day ... returned vs. Stanford Jan. 15 after missing 11 games, but never seemed to get back on track ... had a better than 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (48-23) ... scored 9 points, with 4 assists and 0 turnovers at UCLA ... tied a career high with 13 points vs. Washington March 3.
As a Freshman in 2003-04: Ranked third in the Pac-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.96) and ninth in the league in assists (3.86 apg) to earn honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman honors ... also recognized with Cal's Most Unselfish Award ... paced the Bears with 108 assists while committing just 55 turnovers ... even better in Pac-10 action with 74 assists and 33 turnovers ... led Cal in minutes played (29.9 mpg) during league games ... had 13 points and eight assists in the Pac-10 opener vs. Washington ... also finished with 13 points against UCLA at home ... his two free throws with 18 seconds left lifted Cal to a 63-62 win over USC Jan. 22 ... set his career high with nine assists vs. Oregon Feb. 26.
High School: Averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a senior at Oakland HS ... earned fourth-team Parade All-America honors ... selected first-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports, first-team All-ANG Newspapers and league MVP ... also chosen All-Metro by the San Francisco Chronicle ... rated as the No. 1 point guard on the West Coast by PacWestHoops.com ... a consensus Top 50 player nationally, claiming the No. 26 overall position by FoxSports.com, No. 38 by PrepStars and No. 40 by ESPN.com ... scored a career-high 35 points in a loss to Leon Powe and Oakland Tech HS ... as a junior, averaged 23 ppg, 8 apg and 8 rpg ... led his team to a quarterfinal berth in the state championship tournament ... won a bronze medal on the West team at the 2002 Men's Youth Development Festival sponsored by USA Basketball ... played both quarterback and cornerback on the Oakland High football team his sophomore and senior years.
Personal: Ayinde X. Ubaka ... born Feb. 9, 1985 in San Francisco, Calif. ... parents are Iniabasi and Shaukura Ubaka ... lists playing golf as an off-the-court hobby ... social welfare major.
Points: 29 vs. Oregon, Jan. 5, 2006
Rebounds: 6 twice, last at Washington State, Feb. 23, 2006
Assists: 9 vs. Oregon, Feb. 26, 2004
Steals: 4 vs. Oregon, Jan. 27, 2005