Career Highlights: Granted only three years of eligibility after playing in an organized competition in Israel after turning 21. A 2003-04 Playboy All-America member. Member of Pac-10 All-Freshman team in 2002 and the All-Pac-10 team in 2003. The only player in the conference to earn both First Team Pac-10 All-Academic and All-Pac-10 status in 2003. Voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2004.
Senior (2003-04): Only player to start every game for Cal during the season. Led team in three-pointers made (50) and three-point percentage (.355). Ranked second on the team in both scoring and rebounding. Paced the Bears in scoring 10 times, including a high of 24 points vs. Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament.
Junior (2002-03): Led the Bears in rebounding, while also ranking second in assists and third in scoring. Had five double-doubles on the year. His 61 three-pointers were the third most in school history. Drained a career-best seven three-pointers at Oregon State, tying Gary Payton’s Gill Coliseum mark, and set a school record for most three-pointers made without a miss when he went 5-for-5 from behind the arc vs. Arizona State. Had a career-high seven assists vs. both Cleveland State and USC.
Freshman (2001-02): Scored a career-best 39 points – the fifth-highest total ever at Cal – in a double-overtime win over Oregon to earn both Pac-10 and ESPN.com National Player of the Week honors. Sat out the first eight games of the season for playing with professionals in his native Israel before enrolling at Cal. Co-winner of Cal’s Best Academic Performance Award.
Strengths: Excellent outside shooter and passer, especially for a big man. A clutch shooter, he brings a high degree of maturity to the court.
Personal: Spent three years in the Israeli Army before enrolling at Cal. Played for the Israeli Under-22 team at the 1998 European Championships.