Cal Men's Basketball Welcomes Commit Ahmaad Rorie

Mike Montgomery is happy with Ahaad being in the fold. - USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of last year's historic recruiting class, Coach Montgomery and his staff have started 2014 strong with the commitment of four-star point guard Ahmaad Rorie.

He's one of the top players in the state of Washington and is considered one of the top point guard prospects in the nation.


SB Nation Seattle writer Kevin Cacabelos describes him as,

"Rorie is a lightning quick point guard who can get to the rim and finish with grace. He has good balance and body control and excels in transition because of these traits."

This past summer, he was a standout on the USA Blue Team which won the championship at the prestigious Adidas Nations tournament.

ESPN considers him to be one of the top 60 players in the Class of 2014.

"Rorie is a chiseled point guard who pushes it well in transition, has ideal vision, and a fairly sharp pull-up game. He plays with tremendous poise and confidence as well. Overall, he has the ability to affect the game with his facilitating and scoring."

Another ESPN report also praises his shooting ability.

"Rorie is a scoring point guard who can facilitate as well--especially off penetration. He has a prolific shooting touch (quick release) out to 20-feet and his mid-range pull-up is deadly. In addition to his shooting ability, he'll also elevate in traffic for rebounds."

Coach Mike Montgomery is pleased with the commitment.

"Ahmaad has been committed to us for a long time and we are excited about him becoming a Golden Bear. He is a terrific young man with a great future.
"He will come in and help us with the departure of Justin Cobbs next season. Ahmaad is an unselfish player. He is a very good passer who also has the ability to make shots."

With Rorie honoring his verbal commit since his junior year despite increasing attention, it's clear that he values what Cal has to offer. In terms of fit, he'll offer another talented option at the point next to Singer, Mathews, and Wallace. With four guards that all have the ability to shoot, distribute and score, Monty suddenly has unprecedented backcourt talent and depth.

Welcome to Cal, Ahmaad!

Go Bears!


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