Given all the noise that the Bears have made on the court, you're probably wondering about what's happening with Cal basketball recruiting this year.
After landing a top 5 recruiting class last year in Ivan Rabb, Jaylen Brown, Roman Davis, and Tyson Jolly (now reclassified to 2016), Cal has turned most of their attention to the 2017 and 2018 classes. Cal has two 2017 commits in Alec Hickman and Jemarl Baker already, and the recruiting keeps on going on that front. More on that in future posts.
With Cal losing one senior in Tyrone Wallace, and potentially both Brown and Rabb, it was going to be a hard sell to match the star power that has brought the Bears back to the NCAA Tournament. So the 2016 class will be a little bit lighter before we can expect another recruiting splash.
So who's the main target to pair along with Jolly for this year's class? Lawson Commmunity College JUCO point guard Don Coleman!
Blessed & Thankful To Have Received A Scholarship From University Of Cal !! #PAC12— Yøung Bź (@DonColeman_) January 21, 2016
"Coach [Tracy] Webster came out and saw me, and saw me work out and stuff," Coleman said. "They wanted for me to get stronger, after liking what they had seen, so they got all my transcripts and grades and checked over all of that, and found out that I would be able to get in next year, if I was to commit. Then, they offered me a scholarship."
Coleman has three years of eligibility left and could be a nice second option at point guard next season while bridging the gap between Wallace and Sam Singer and the next generation. Colorado State, Kennesaw State, Florida Atlantic, Cleveland State have also offered.
Coleman originally committed to Florida Atlantic but decided to hit up the junior college route for a year. I feel pretty good about Cal's chances with Coleman this season.
There are no recent highlights. Here's a look at his high school tape.