Per Rivals, star forward Christian Behrens just committed to join Coach Mike Montgomery and the California Golden Bears. 6'8 and still growing, Behrens averaged 22 points and 10+ boards for his high school team, and could hopefully provide some good depth at the three/four spots. He will join David Kravish and De'End Parker in the 2011 Cal basketball recruiting class.
Jim McGill from Bear Insider has a review of Behrens official visit.
Sporting a 30+ inch vertical and 80" wingspan, Behrens was averaging 22 points and 12.8 boards as a junior before tearing his ACL. He missed some of his senior year rehabbing, but averaged over 24 points a game during his final six games.
Here's a look at his background story, which discusses Behrens coping with the loss of his father during his rehabilitation process. (Thanks, Ohio Bear!)
Rivals article here. More information and highlight videos after the jump. Welcome to Cal, Christian! GO BEARS!
After the jump, video.
Christian Behrens (Tahoma HS: Maple Valley, WA) Class of 2011 - vs. Kent-Meridian (01/05/2010) (via TahomaBearsBasketbal)
Christian Behrens (Tahoma HS: Maple Valley, WA) Class of 2011 - vs. Kelso (12/30/2009) (via TahomaBearsBasketbal)
AAAmazing Player: Christian Behrens 1-29-11 (via TheVarsityNews)
With MSF graduating and Harper Kamp entering his senior year, Behrens joins Kravish as Cal big men for the future. He has the frame to get bigger and stronger, but already has the hops and length you can't teach. Welcome to Cal, Mr. Behrens. We're glad to have you. Go Bears!