Per Jim McGill at Bear Insider, we receive news that the Cal Men's Basketball team has gotten a new commitment:
Returning from an official visit to Berkeley, it didn't take long for Notre Dame Academy forward Roger Moute a Bidias to arrive at the decision many expected -to become a Golden Bear.
"When I was out there, I just felt like it was the place that I belonged," said Moute a Bidias.
"I spent time with the guys and on campus and it felt like the place where I could spend the next four years of my life.
"I just went with my heart and my family was with me on that, too, so that's why I made the decision.
"My brother (Milwaukee Buck Luc Richard Moute) did a lot of research and made a lot of calls to kind of back up the way I felt and he and the family feel like it will be a good place for me, too.
"We both feel like it's a place where I could really evolve as a player and as a person and I'm looking forward to it."
The 3 star forward visited the Bay Area for the first time on his official visit to Cal Wednesday-Friday and the trip confirmed his suspicions that Cal would ultimately be the the right future destination for him.
As noted in there, he is the younger brother of former UCLA player Luc Richard Mbah A Moute. Workout vids:
The Marquette sophomore, who was a key piece to the NDP puzzle during his time in Fitchburg, notified head coach Ryan Hurd of a dynamic young player he had faced in a pickup game over the summer and Hurd, always looking for quality talent, decided to look into it.
That player was Roger Moute a Bidias.
The 6-foot-7 wingman has had his share of travels, starting in his native Cameroon before departing to Montverde Academy in Florida last season. Moute a Bidias, the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and former Texas State player Emmanuel Bidias a Moute, landed in Fitchburg this season determined to make a name for himself.
And while his focus on the basketball court is unquestionable, his determination to better his life in all areas might be even stronger.
"I came here to get a better education and the chance to go to a better college," Moute a Bidias said after Tuesday's practice, noting that he had been in touch with several schools already. "I want to keep playing basketball and maybe make it to the NBA, but I'm focused on finding a good school now."
So, this is great news! What do you think?