Editor's note: The above video is from March 13, 2016, before Cal faced Hawaii in the NCAA Tournament.

Cal Bears freshman forward Ivan Rabb has decided to pass on this year's NBA Draft and return to school for his sophomore season. 

Rabb, 19, averaged 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in his freshman season at Cal. 

The 6-foot-10 forward out of Oakland was considered a first-round prospect by many. He had until 8:59 p.m. Sunday night to make his decision and ultimately chose to put the NBA on hold.

"Ivan is an tremendous person and student-athlete to have on our team. He and his family have put a lot of thought into making a decision that was right for him. He is a talented basketball player with a very bright future, and  we are excited to have Ivan continue as a member of our Cal basketball program," Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin said in a statement. 

Fellow freshman phenom Jaylen Brown announced Thursday that he's entering the NBA Draft. 

Rabb starred as a high school player in the Bay Area while attending Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland. His senior year, Rabb averaged 24.5 points, 16.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. 

Bishop O'Dowd won their first state title since 1981 in Rabb's senior season. He scored 19 points while grabbing 20 rebounds and sunk the game-winning free throw with only eight-tenths of a second remaining.

Rabb was named to the McDonald's All-American game as a senior, starting at forward for the West squad.

 

Cal media services contributed to this report