Mission Transition: Ivan Rabb
Ivan Rabb details the challenges he's overcome transitioning to Bishop O'Dowd.
Each week Wells Fargo Bank bring that story that athletes who have overcome adversity in their eyes at his feet in school and sport that's right this week Taylor Lambert has a story of a bishop O'Dowd basketball star. Overcoming the. This story starts in bishop O'Dowd high school and did you ask the quad and right at the innings and head into the second floor you'll find yourself in -- room 25 where I can -- his hard work. -- as a sophomore beauty in plays on the varsity basketball team. Mondesi plays and he plays there in there. I -- is just a sophomore this season. But BOD will be leaning on him to lead the squad something he's grown into this past year no doubt. You always have to be focus and focus on not only being moment for yourself but I'm also facilitate its best. -- -- -- -- -- Leadership is a trade -- has learned over the past year and it started in the classroom. When he first began school and no doubt I was surprised at the academic load vs old school. But hard work with the trade bishop -- wasn't doing you would you stick with it. As an incoming freshman Ivan was well above a three point oh GBA but it 2.0 in this first year to be huge because it's difficult. And Ivan has learned he must excel in class as well on the court raising his -- three point oh emphasize -- student. Student athlete. He was challenged you know academically we got here. From not only from. I recall perspective would definitely. Work ethic which -- And I think you know Ivins struggled. Emotionally immensely when he first got here just because they did he really wanted to work as it was it works. But hard work is a trade mission would doubt we'll instill in you if you stick with. As an incoming freshman Ivan was well above a three point oh GPA but it 2.0 in this first year DOT because of the difficulty. Ivan has learned he must excel in class as well on the court racing has raised to three point oh -- emphasize in the students and student at the work. Loads but then also like what they expect that to you and just basically and it's like how does it. You can't work this -- -- then yeah. Hopefully do well and academics are only half the story the second part is -- journey to basketball stardom on the beauty court. Over the summer Ivan has jumped on the national stage in a big way. Rather build a reputation of the LeBron James skills academy now all of a sudden Ivan is considered one of the best big men in his class nationally. He showed -- USA basketball. With USA basketball this past fall. And he was the best -- there and that's the best player -- had to work hard and anybody. Was the leader of the camp. But not with such high praise comes more problems such as street agents and other adults trying to get a piece -- -- Promising to riches and -- of pro ball with fifteen year. Maybe I -- messages emails. I hear other people talking people people come talk to my and then that this complexity and they expect basic -- -- -- -- it's. One on one of the problems that a player might as calorie -- is all the hype he gets. Both made use them rankings. From. People who wanna come in and say come play games. I would like to be your agent you might go to the NBA and those -- destructive comments for somebody like guys. But I think it's been Smart about it all so focusing on what basketball and pro ride in his game. Other best much when you get it free education college because I may not be able to -- -- -- -- take him this question. -- -- -- game and name growth and so does his responsibility. And he wouldn't have any other way. -- -- -- -- high school in Oakland to elaborate on sports players. -- team is off to a great start young man's doing very well so we'll see how that goes it goes along forty feet and play at a couple more than half.