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Cal basketball recruiting news: Alec Hickman decommits

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Cal basketball has lost the commitment of one of their three Golden Bears for the 2017 recruiting class. Shooting guard Alec Hickman has decided to part ways.

Hickman was the first of the three Cal commits to pick the Bears, making an early verbal back in September of 2015. It’s a tough blow, but not a devastating one.

Cal is now down to two commits from the 2017 recruiting class: Four-star shooting guard Jemarl Baker from Eleanor Roosevelt in Corona, and three-star wing Juhwan Harris-Dyson from Heritage Christian in Northridge. As you can see, the Bears still have two wings, so as long as they keep those two recruits in the fold, Cal should still have the bodies to replace Jabari Bird, Stephen Domingo and Roger Moute.

Cal has plenty of other potential targets from this class. Four star power forward Ira Lee has put the Bears in his top 5. Five star guard Trevon Duval has Cal in his top ten. And five star prospect Troy Brown has Cal in his top eight. Five star power forward Wendell Carter puts the Bears in his top eight. If the Bears could land one or two of these major prospects, it would soften the blow of Hickman’s departure.