The California men's basketball team is 6-0 in games at Haas Pavilion, this season
The first three games of the 2011-12 regular season will feature free admission and special giveaways
The Golden Bears will tip against the Tritons at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1
This week, Brandon Singer of CalBears.com caught up with freshman Raffi Chalian to get to know him a little better through The Freshman 15.
An elusive floor leader with good ball control and court vision... good ability to draw defenses in and create open shots for others... holds the all-time career assists record at Sonora High School.
High School: Named the 2010-11 Most Valuable Player of the Freeway League... selected to the All-CIF Division III first team as a junior and senior... averaged 15 points and seven assists per game as a senior at Sonora HS... selected to play in the Orange Country All-Star Game as a junior and senior... twice led his team to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals, and once to the semifainls... wore No. 11 at Sonora in honor of former Cal and NBA star guard Kevin Johnson... also lettered in football and track and field... named to the Principal's Honor Roll, and an AP scholar... a U.S. Presidential Scholar nominee... achieved a 2350 score (perfect on all multiple choice questions) on his SAT and graduated with a 4.8 grade-point average.
Personal: Raffi Chalian... born April 19, 1993, in Pasadena, Calif.... parents are Dr. Armen and Maro Chalian... has one older sister, Mel (21) and one younger sister, Sevana (10)... lists snowboarding, wakeboarding, and water skiing as three of his hobbies... undeclared major with an interest in the cross-section of business and medicine/health care.