Cal basketball had a rough end to the season on and off the court, but the grind never stops as it pertains to recruiting talent to join the program.
The Bears are on the hunt for 2017 five-star Center Brandon McCoy and the competition for his services is fierce. According to his interview with Scout, the schools recruiting McCoy the most are Arizona, Kansas, Michigan State, Oregon, UCLA and Cal.
McCoy says he is working on his all-around game as he seeks to be an impact player offensively and defensively. As of now, though, he is a bit better on the defensive end of the court, but has a ton of upside offensively.
Another point of interest from his Scout interview is that winning is most important to him. Whether he has to score 40 points or just two, getting the win is most important to him. Which is the kind of team-first mentality that is desirable in any basketball program. (The Scout interview can be seen below.)
In another interview, this time with Jacob Polacheck Sports, McCoy listed a family oriented program, great coaching and a school that offers marine biology as important factors in his recruiting. In case you're wondering, among schools of interest to McCoy, Cal, UCLA and Oregon have marine biology programs.
The prior week of issues pertaining to Cal basketball could be enough to deter some from joining the program, but there are still plenty of great reasons to join the Bears.
Whatever else happens, Cal basketball will rebound from all of this. Check out highlights of McCoy playing at the Tarkanian Classic below.