The California Golden Bears basketball team made waves just a day after the NFL draft stole all headlines from sports, announcing two new members of the basketball team via transfer — Ryan Betley and Jarred Hyder.
Betley is a graduate transfer from the University of Pennsylvania while Hyder was Fresno State’s starting point guard last season.
Betley wore number double zero for UPenn and started and played in 22 games this past season for the Quakers. He was fourth on the team in scoring by averaging 11.6 points per game and he reached double-figures 15 times. He has battled injuries the past two seasons and missed all but one game during the 2018-19 year while missing five games this past season.
Still, Betley is 10th all-time on Penn’s career 3-point field goals made list and the 6’5 guard has a nice pull-up jumper if highlight videos are to say anything about him.
Hyder was a freshman last season, making 24 starts in 26 games for the Bulldogs. He had a season-high 26 points against Winthrop and a season-high six assists against Air Force. He kept a clean sheet in terms of no turnovers against Cal this past season but he scored just two points in the season opener against Oregon — his lone two games against Pac-12 competition last year.
Either way, the duo are two solid additions to the November class as it stands right now.
From their school biographies:
2019-20 (FRESHMAN): Played in 26 games (24 starts) ... averaged 9.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game ... posted a total of 236 points, 68 rebounds, 81 assists, 13 steals and three blocks ... logged a total of 830 minutes for an average of 31.9 minutes per game ... also had a 1.2 assist-to-turnover ratio (81-66 A-TO) ... scored a season-high 26 points with a season-best five 3-pointers in the Bulldogs’ 77-74 home-opening win over Winthrop, which included the assist on the buzzer-beating game-winning 3-pointer by Mustafa Lawrence ... scored at least 20 points in four games, which is the third-most by a Fresno State freshman in the last 15 seasons - two shy of Paul George, who had six during the 2008-09 season ... scored in double figures in nine games ... made at least five field goals in six games ... made multiple 3-point field goals in seven games ... collected a season-high eight rebounds at San Diego (Nov. 12) ... recorded six assists three times and two steals three times ... shot 38.0 percent from the field (81-213 FG), 30.2 percent on 3-point field goal attempts (29-96 3FG) and 83.3 percent from the free throw line (45-54 FT).
10th all-time on Penn 3-pt FG made (169)
2019-20: Started and played in 22 games, missing five Ivy League contests due to injury … Finished fourth on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) … Second in rebounding (5.8 rpg) and 3-point field goals made (49) … Reached double figures in scoring 15 times, posted two double-doubles, and led Penn in scoring in two games … AMONG IVY PLAYERS (all): third in 3-point FG made per game (2.2), ninth in rebound per game (5.8) and steals per game (1.0), 11th in 3-point FG percentage (.360), 16th in points per game (11.6) … Scored 16 points, going 5-7 on three-point shots, and recorded seven rebounds and two steals in season finale vs. Columbia (3/7) … Had 11 points, five boards and three assists in win over Cornell (3/6) … Led Penn with seven rebounds, added eight points before going down with an injury at Columbia (2/8) … Dropped 17 points and added seven rebounds in win over Harvard (1/31) … Had a double-double with 11 points and career-high 14 rebounds—which tied for team-high honors—in a Big 5 win vs. Temple (1/25) … Knocked down four treys en route to 14 points, added four rebounds vs. Saint Joseph’s (1/18) … Had 10 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four steals at Princeton (1/10) … Scored 13 points in win at Howard (12/30) … Led Penn with 20 points in just 15 minutes vs. Widener (12/21) … Recorded 13 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals at Villanova (12/4) … Scored 20 points and added a team-high seven rebounds and three assists in Wooden Legacy loss to Arizona (11/29) … Went for a double-double (14 points, team-high 10 rebounds) and added three steals in Wooden Legacy win over UCF (11/28) … Scored a team-high 22 points, knocking down five three-pointers, and added eight boards, two assists and two steals in a win at Providence (11/23) … Recorded 11 points and six rebounds at Lafayette (11/19) … Had 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in Big 5 win over La Salle (11/13) … In first game after missing almost all of the 2018-19 season, opened season with 12 points and six rebounds in win at Alabama (11/5).
Welcome to Berkeley, gentlemen!