Bears Help Kids From After-School Programs Learn About Sports
The Golden Bears look for a season-high fifth straight victory when they take on the Cougars for a Saturday-afternoon game in Pullman.
Cal faces Washington with first place in the Pac-12 on the line
California men's basketball sophomore G Justin Cobbs recorded the first double-double of his career with 14 points and a career-high 11 assists against Utah.
The Golden Bears bounced back after its first home loss to defeat Arizona State, 68-47, at Haas Pavilion, on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Cal vs. Utah (AP - 1/14/12)
Cal vs. Oregon (AP - 1/8/12)
California men's basketball senior guard Jorge Gutierrez scored 24 points for the Golden Bears.
Justin Cobbs had 10 points and five assists in his second straight start and California beat San Jose State, 81-36, on Dec. 7.
Played on the Canadian Junior National team and in the All-Canada Classic All Star Game ... regarded by Hoopstars Canada as the second-best backcourt prospect in Canada ... boasted a game-high 19 points in the British Columbia Provincial All-Star game.
As a Freshman (2010-11): Earned a season-high five points in 11 minutes of play against Ole Miss in the first round of the NIT, and duplicated that at Colorado in the second round along with two rebounds, an assist and a steal ... made his first career field goal in the season opener against Cal State Northridge, notching three rebounds ... nailed his first three-pointer against Oregon State, and also racked up a season-high two assists ... matched his then-season-high at Washington (3 points) in 20 minutes of action ... followed that game with another three-point showing at Washington State and a season-high three assists ... scored his first basket in the last five games in the Pac-10 Tournament against USC ... posted his first collegiate steal against Boston College in the Old Spice Classic, and earned his second at UCLA ... against Washington, tallied his first field goal since the season opener.
High School: Averaged 22.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 5.0 apg in his shortened senior season due to a broken ankle suffered during a game in Las Vegas the previous July ... collected a season high of 42 points against Vancouver College Prep and eight steals against Kitsilano High School ... as a junior at St. George's School, averaged 24.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 5.0 apg and 3.0 spg ... named the MVP for both the Oak Bay Tournament in Victoria and the Western Canada Invitational Tournament ... his high school squad won the championship in both tournaments ... in the final of the Oak Bay Tournament against Oak Bay High School, made six of his seven three-point attempts ... in the final of the Western Canada Invitational Tournament, racked up 10 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and a block in the finale that his team won, 67-53 ... earned city, province and B.C. all-star honors ... first-team all star at the Abbottsford Snowball Classic ... in the B.C. provincial championship game, nailed a 15-foot jumper with 2.6 seconds left to help St. George's capture its first-ever provincial basketball title in a 63-62 victory over perennial power and main rival Vancouver College Prep ... he later went on to win the slam dunk contest as one of only three juniors at the All-Canada Game.
Personal: Emerson Jay Murray ... born March 7, 1992, in Surrey, British Columbia ... parents are Mike and Jane Murray ... father, Mike, is a long-time track and field coach ... ran track at an early age until he developed a love for basketball when he was 13 ... played in his first AAU game when he was 16 ... told his high school coach when he was in the eighth grade that he wanted to play NCAA basketball for a school in the state of California ... sister, Novelle, was a member of the Canadian National Track and Field team and competed at Hawaii ... lists drawing as a hobby ... was a member of the Drive Basketball club team ... undeclared major.