Joe Shipp
Joe Shipp
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Fairfax

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/25/1981

Experience:
1V

Shipp is a strong player who can score from both the inside and outside ... has good perimeter touch extending out to the three-point line, yet can also give the Bears an inside presence ... a physically strong player who will be counted on for both scoring and rebounding adept at driving to the hoop and has good control around the basket.

As a Freshman in 1999-00: Shipp got out to a great start to his Cal career, scoring 20 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3P, 1-1 FT) in his debut against TCU ... started 12 of the first 13 games of the season ... totaled a personal-best 22 points at Colorado Dec. 4 (8-13 FG, 4-9 3P, 2-2 FT) and matched that total against Washington State Jan. 27 (9-14 FG, 4-6 3P) ... against the Cougars, scored 16 consecutive points during one 3:16 stretch of the second half ... after going scoreless in the Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona, scored 21 points against Arizona State Jan. 8 ... nearly had a double-double against Houston with 14 points and nine rebounds ... sank his first 14 foul shots before finally missing Jan. 2 vs. Davidson ... had one of his better games late in the season at Washington when he scored 15 points, mostly getting his points under the basket ... tallied 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3P) at Arizona State March 9 ... also had 17 points at Wake Forest in the NIT quarterfinals reached double figures in scoring 17 times ... ranked third on Cal's freshman three-point list with 40 made ... made at least three treys in a game seven times with a best of four at Colorado and against vs. WSU at home.

High School: Shipp averaged 27.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 3.0 apg as a senior at Fairfax HS ... voted league and team MVP and was a two-time all-city selection ... also voted first team all-state and was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best of the West poll ... scored a career-high 44 points against Los Angeles HS ... rated the No. 7 small forward prospect in the country by FastBreak magazine ... one of 50 players invited to try out for the U.S. Junior National team in 1998 ... best game may have been when he scored 31 points against Westchester HS to help his team advance to the city final first four-year starter in his school's history.

Personal: Joseph Delano Shipp III ... born Feb. 25, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA ... parents are Joe and Debbie Shipp ... has three younger siblings: Britteny, Joshua and Jerren ... picked Cal after considering Maryland, Georgia Tech and USC ... inked with the Bears during the spring signing period ... undeclared major, but is planning to major in mass communications.

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