Last season: 18-15.
Nickname: Golden Bears. Coach: Cuonzo Martin.
Key Returners: Tyrone Wallace passed up the NBA draft to return for his senior season after leading Cal in scoring at 17.1 points per game, while Jordan Mathews (13.6) and Jabari Bird (10.5) also averaged double figures in Martin’s first season as Cal coach. Wallace also averaged 7.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
Who Left: The Bears lost four-year starter and two-year captain 6-foot-10 David Kravish, who averaged 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds.
The Skinny: Blue-chip recruits forwards Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb are expected to make an immediate impact in Martin’s second season as the Bears are picked second in the Pac-12 and are chasing the program’s first conference regular-season title since 2009-10, when Cal won the league for the first time in 50 years.
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