California might be the best team in a weak Pac-12, but the Golden Bears will need to find new inside production for the next six weeks.
Richard Solomon, the team’s leading rebounder, was ruled academically ineligible for the rest of the season.
Solomon has already missed six games so far this season, so California has had experience without him already. He was suspended for two games in early December “for conduct contrary to University and Athletic Department values.” Solomon also missed four games with a stress fracture in his foot.
Solomon, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Los Angeles, was averaging 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. He had nabbed at least seven rebounds in seven different games.
Without Solomon in the rotation, freshman David Kravish will likely get more minutes. He has shown flashes of his potential, shooting nearly 57 percent from the field. There is little depth behind Kravis and Harper Kamp, though. Robert Thurman and Bak Bak haven’t been getting consistent playing time this season, but they will likely see more court time down the stretch.
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