2016-17 Cal Poly Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Cal Poly Adds Guard Jared Rice; Set to Open Season at Pac-12 Foes
    May 31, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program solidified its backcourt play for coming seasons on Wednesday afternoon with the announcement from ninth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that guard Jared Rice (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic HS) has been admitted to the university and will join the team for the 2017-18 season.
  • Cal Poly Athletics Announces Partnership with adidas
    May 25, 2017
    Cal Poly Athletics and adidas today announced a five-year exclusive partnership with adidas beginning in June 2017.
  • Cal Poly Earns Top Marks Once Again in Academic Progress Rate Scores
    May 11, 2017
    Six Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams posted perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2015-16 academic year and 14 squads registered improvements in their four-year rate scores. Three others maintained their four-year rate scores of a year ago.
  • Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Announces Four Summer Camps
    May 01, 2017
    With the first of the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s four summer camps just seven weeks away, the Mustang program recently announced its full slate of camps and clinics for 2017.
  • Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Bolsters Backcourt with Pair of Guard Additions
    April 27, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program strengthened the future of its backcourt on Thursday afternoon with the announcement from eighth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-4 guards Marcellus Garrick (Columbia, S.C. / Allan Hancock College) and Eric Toles (Sierra College / Elk Grove, Calif.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2017-18 season.
  • Mustang Men’s Basketball Adds Frontcourt, Backcourt Depth for 2017-18
    April 13, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program added depth to both its frontcourt and backcourt with the Thursday announcement from eighth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-9 forward Karlis Gāroza (Saldus, Latvia) and 6-0 point guard Iziah James (Chesapeake, Va.) have each signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2017-18 season.
  • Nwaba Signs Multi-Year Contract to Remain with the Los Angeles Lakers
    March 21, 2017
    Following a pair of successive and successful 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers, the franchise announced Tuesday that graduated Cal Poly men's basketball guard David Nwaba (2013-16) has signed a multi-year contract with the organization. Per franchise policy, terms of the contract were not released.
  • Cal Poly Student-Athletes Raise More Than $1,000 for Cancer Resource Center
    March 14, 2017
    The Mustangs collected $1,015.87 for Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital during the month.
  • Cal Poly Falls to UC Davis in Big West Tournament Quarterfinals, 66-55
    March 09, 2017
    Senior guard Ridge Shipley scored a game high 19 points and senior forward Zach Gordon grabbed 12 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program never led during Thursday's Big West Conference Tournament quarterfinal matchup versus second-seeded UC Davis and saw the 2016-17 season come to a close with a 66-55 loss inside the Honda Center.
  • Cal Poly Opens Big West Tournament Thursday versus UC Davis
    March 07, 2017
    Three years removed from its first and only Big West Conference Tournament championship, the Cal Poly men's basketball program – seeded seventh for the fourth successive season – opens the 42nd Big West Tournament against No. 2 UC Davis on Thursday, March 9. Tip time inside the Honda Center in Anaheim for the first of four quarterfinal matchups is 12 noon with action televised live on Fox Prime Ticket.
  • Niziol, Hollingsworth Join Joe Callero Radio Show Monday on ESPN 1280
    March 06, 2017
    Cal Poly men's basketball forwards Kuba Niziol and Hank Hollingsworth will join the Joe Callero Radio Show this week, airing live at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6 from Charlie's Place at 981 Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo.
  • Shipley Earns All-Big West Conference Second Team Praise
    March 06, 2017
    The Big West's leader with a 1.9-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and ranked third in the Cal Poly men's basketball program's lineup with 10.6 points per game, senior guard Ridge Shipley was named to the all-conference second team following Monday's annual release of honors and specialty awards.
  • Cal Poly Falls to UCSB in Finale; No. 7 Seed for Big West Tournament
    March 04, 2017
    Sophomore guard Donovan Fields scored a team high 10 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program trailed UC Santa Barbara for the final 34 minutes of Saturday's matchup and dropped its regular season finale to the Gauchos inside Mott Athletics Center, 57-44.
  • Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Team Awards
    March 03, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball team announced its list of award winners and honorees Friday evening during the program's annual season banquet inside the university's Performing Arts Center.
  • Four in Double Figures as Cal Poly Tops CSUN, 76-70
    March 02, 2017
    Senior guard Ridge Shipley led four Cal Poly men's basketball players in double-digit scoring figures with 17 points Thursday evening as the Cal Poly men's basketball program pushed its winning streak to three successive games with a 76-70 victory versus CSUN inside Mott Athletics Center.
  • Postgame Highlights: Cal Poly 76, CSUN 70 (March 2, 2017)
    March 02, 2017
    Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 76-70 home victory versus CSUN (March 2, 2017).
  • Nwaba Makes Los Angeles Lakers Debut on Tuesday Evening
    March 01, 2017
    On the day he inked a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to become the first Cal Poly men's basketball player in the Division I era to sign a deal with an NBA franchise, guard David Nwaba made his NBA Tuesday evening.
  • Program Profile: Zach Gordon
    March 01, 2017
    Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior forward Zach Gordon is the featured Mustang for the program's Thursday, March 2 matchup versus CSUN. Tip time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
  • Program Profile: Ridge Shipley
    March 01, 2017
    Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior guard Ridge Shipley is the featured Mustang for the program's Saturday, March 4 regular season finale versus UC Santa Barbara. Tip time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
  • David Nwaba Signs 10-Day Contract with Los Angeles Lakers
    February 28, 2017
    Former Cal Poly men's basketball guard David Nwaba became the first Mustang in the program's Division I era to sign a contract with an NBA franchise following the Tuesday morning announcement that the Los Angeles Lakers inked the former All-Big West Conference selection to a 10-day deal.
  • Cal Poly Closes Regular Season at Home versus CSUN, UC Santa Barbara
    February 28, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program closes the regular season inside Mott Athletics Center with matchups against CSUN (Thursday, March 2) and Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara (Saturday, March 4). Tip time both evenings is 7 p.m. for Cal Poly.
  • Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Victor Joseph
    February 27, 2017
    After averaging 21.5 points per the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s pair of victories at Long Beach State (Feb. 23) and UC Riverside (Feb. 25), junior guard Victor Joseph has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student Athlete of the Week.
  • Cal Poly Overcomes Second-Half Deficit for 84-77 Overtime Win
    February 25, 2017
    Junior guard Victor Joseph scored a career high 26 points and sophomore guard Donovan Fields added 22 Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men's basketball program rallied from an eight-point deficit with six minutes remaining in regulation versus UC Riverside before prevailing in overtime at SRC Arena, 84-77.
  • Cal Poly Visits UC Riverside Saturday at 5 p.m. on FOX Prime Ticket
    February 24, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program closes a two-game road trip and plays its final road game of the regular season at UC Riverside on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tip time inside SRC Arena is 5 p.m. with action televised on FOX Prime Ticket.
  • Postgame Highlights: Cal Poly 78, Long Beach State 71 (Feb. 23)
    February 24, 2017
    Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 78-71 victory at Long Beach State (Feb. 23, 2017).
  • Four in Double Figures as Cal Poly Topples Long Beach State, 78-71
    February 23, 2017
    Guards Ridge Shipley and Victor Joseph each finished with 17 points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program earned its first victory inside Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid in seven seasons with a 78-71 triumph on Thursday evening.
  • Cal Poly Visits Long Beach State on ESPN3, UC Riverside on FOX Prime
    February 21, 2017
    The Cal Poly men's basketball program hits the road for the final time during the regular season when visiting Long Beach State on ESPN3 on Thursday, Feb. 23 (7 p.m.) and UC Riverside on FOX Prime Ticket on Saturday, Feb. 25 (5 p.m.).
  • Gordon and Sutlive Join Joe Callero Radio Show Tuesday on ESPN 1280
    February 20, 2017
    Cal Poly men's basketball senior forward Zach Gordon and junior guard Taylor Sutlive will join the Joe Callero Radio Show this week, airing live at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from Mustang Station on the Cal Poly campus.
  • Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Outdistanced by Hawai’i, 82-61
    February 18, 2017
    Senior guard Ridge Shipley (top) led three Cal Poly men's basketball players in double-digit scoring figures with 16 points Saturday evening, but the Mustangs never led versus Hawai'i and dropped an 82-61 decision inside Mott Athletics Center.
  • Program Profile: Kyle Toth
    February 18, 2017
    Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior guard Kyle Toth was the featured Mustang for the program's Saturday, Feb. 18 matchup versus Hawai'i
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