Booker set career highs in both points and assists with his first double-double.
The team was tabbed for a fourth-place finish by the league’s media partners.
Junior Justin Bibbins named second-team All-Big West for the second consecutive season.
Evan Payne hit the game-tying shot in regulation, and Long Beach State pulled away in overtime.
Justin Bibbins finishes with 21 points in the victory.
Big West Tournament - March 10, 2017
The 49ers fall to UC Irvine, on January 4, 2017.
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LONG BEACH STATE (2016-17): Had a tremendous bounceback season, earning second team All-Big West honors as a sophomore ... Played in all 34 games, starting 28 ... Averaged 9.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game over the course of the season ... Was third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding ... Increased his numbers in Big West play, averaging 13.6 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game ... Led the Big West in league play with a 57.8 field goal percentage ... Also ranked in the league's top 15 in both scoring and rebounding ... Finished the season ranked third the conference over all games by shooting 52.6 percent ... Started in the season opener, finishing with 12 points against Cal State Los Angeles .... Made his second start against UCLA, making three assists with four rebounds ... Returned to the starting lineup at Washington and hit double-figures with 10 points ... Scored 15 points in 34 minutes at Florida Gulf Coast, including a career-high nine made free throws ... Reached double-figures for a fourth time with 11 points against Pepperdine .... Made two blocks and scored six points at Texas ... Led the team with a career-high four assists at Eastern Michigan ... Returned to the starting lineup for good against UC Riverside, scoring 12 points with four rebounds ... That marked the first of four straight games scoring in double-figures ... Tied his previous career high with 16 points while adding seven rebounds against Hawai'i ... Dominated inside against UC Santa Barbara, scoring a career high 25 points to lead the team in a win, adding five rebounds and three assists against the Gauchos ... Scored 14 points with six rebounds on the road at CSUN ... Scored 17 points with a team high six rebounds and four assists at UC Riverside ... Scored a team-high tying 18 points with seven rebounds against UC Davis ... Finished one point off of his career high with 24 points and seven rebounds against Cal Poly ... Recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at UC Davis ... Went a perfect 9-for-9 from the field while scoring 23 points against Hawai'i ... Scored nine points with a team-high eight rebounds in the opening game of the Big West Tournament ... Closed the year with a double-double in the Big West Tournament semifinals against UC Irvine, scoring 10 points while setting career highs in rebounds with 15 and assists with 5.
(2015-16): Injured in the preseason ... Worked back to see action against Seton Hall, but had a relapse of his injury and missed the season as a medical redshirt.
(2014-15): Played in all 33 games during the 2014-15 season ... Started 10 games as a true freshman ... Averaged 3.5 points per game and was fifth in total rebounds ... Played sparingly until entering the starting lineup at the Wooden Legacy ... In three games, totaled 37 points and 18 rebounds ... Scored six points with seven rebounds and a pair of steals against Western Michigan, his first collegiate start ... Set a career high with 16 points and six rebounds against Washington ... Followed that with a 15 point, five rebound performance against Xavier on 6-of-7 shooting with two blocks ... Finished with his first double-double with 11 points and career high double-double against Nevada ... Made a career high three steals at Texas ... Returned to the starting lineup at Cal Poly, scoring eight points with two steals and block ... Grabbed eight rebounds in 18 minutes against Cal State Fullerton.
HIGH SCHOOL: A MaxPreps.com third team all-state selection, one of the Top 15 listed in the state over all divisions ... The Cal Hi Sports Division V Player of the Year ... Named to the San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team, and the Contra Costa Times All-East Bay First-Team ... Led the St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots to back-to-back CIF State Championship appearances ... Put up 20 points and 19 rebounds as a junior in the championship game, and followed with another dominant double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds in a 57-32 Division V victory ... Averaged 18 points and 16 rebounds per game as a senior ... A two-time first-team All-TRAC selection ... Rated the No. 51 prospect in the state of California by ESPN.
Points: 25, vs. UC Santa Barbara, 1/19/17
Rebounds: 15, vs. UC Irvine, 3/10/17
Assists: 5, vs. UC Irvine, 3/10/17
Steals: 3, at Texas, 12/20/14
Blocks: 3, vs. Nevada, 12/3/14
FG Made: 10, 2x, last vs. Cal Poly, 2/23/17
FT Made: 9, at Florida Gulf Coast, 11/25/16
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