As mentioned before, the California Golden Bears are in the market for identifying potential transfer targets for a still incomplete class. One of the biggest names on the board is former Duke center Chase Jeter, who is considering mostly West Coast programs at the moment. He has yet to set any visits, but he’s currently looking at mostly Pac-12 programs like the Oregon Ducks, UCLA Bruins, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, as well as the Gonzaga Bulldogs and San Diego State Aztecs.
Duke transfer Chase Jeter has Arizona, USC, Cal, SDSU, Gonzaga, Oregon, Utah & UCLA on his list. Hasn't scheduled any visits yet.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 5, 2017
The 6-10, 230 pound big played only 15 minutes a game last season for the Duke Blue Devils, averaging 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. He played his high school ball at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. He will have to sit out a year and be eligible for the 2018-19 season.
For the Bears, they have a very good sales pitch to Jeter. Cal is losing both of their centers in Kameron Rooks (it has not been confirmed if he is returning or not) and Kingsley Okoroh after the 2018 season, and Marcus Lee has one year of eligibility before he moves on as well. With Roman Davis and Grant Antecevich the only potential bigs, there will be a wealth of playing time for any bigs the Bears get the chance to recruit or land in the transfer market.
And of course, Cal has already been a pretty good spot for one former Duke big transfer. Jamal Boykin turned out pretty well, didn’t he?
Jeter has two years left of collegiate eligibility.