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Cal basketball recruiting: Caleb Swanigan, Ivan Rabb, Tyler Dorsey updates, Brandon Sampson to St. John's

Important year in recruiting for the Bears.

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Homestead (In.) center Caleb Swanigan has been active on his visit list (there were reports he attended the Cal-Washington State game but it appears they were ill-founded). He went to the Indiana vs. Michigan State game and had an in-home visit later in the week with Duke.

Lots happening here with Swanigan, and we haven’t even gotten to the basketball:  24.0 points (64.8% FG shooting), 14.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

Ivan Rabb (check out Rob Hwang's scouting report!) visited Arizona for the ASU game and will still take visits to Kansas, Cal and UCLA. Arizona feels like the main competition for Rabb, so how he feels about the Wildcats always feel like something to monitor.

What did Coach Miller and Coach Pasternack talk to you about?

They told me that I could explode in the system. I could see where I would be playing and I’d be doing some of the same things that BA (Brandon Ashley) is doing.

Where does Arizona stand in your recruitment?

They’re up there. I like Arizona even more now that I’ve visited.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles (Ca.) Maranatha guard Tyler Dorsey is still wrecking everything in his path. He dropped 36 points and 16 rebounds last week. AS A POINT GUARD. And before that he had back-to-back 40 point games. Geeeez.

Baton Rouge (La.) Madison guard Brandon Sampson (top ranked player in Louisiana) had Cal, USC and St. John’s in his top three, but eventually picked St. John’s yesterday. More from ESPN.

""They've been recruiting him since the ninth grade, so he has a great relationship with them," Madison Prep coach Jeff Jones said. "He wanted to make an immediate impact as a freshman, and St. John's afforded him that opportunity. On his official visit, he looked forward to playing in Madison Square Garden. He just felt like St. John's was the best spot for him."