De La Salle High coach Frank Allocco told our office Friday that point guard Brandon Smith, who was scheduled to come to Cal next season as a recruited walk-on, has signed a letter-of-intent and will receive a scholarship.
Smith fills the Bears’ 13th and final scholarship on next year’s roster. Coach Mike Montgomery picked up one more when sophomore center Taylor Harrison retired for medical reasons.
A first-team all-state selection, Smith averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior. He was a four-year varsity player for the Spartans.
Smith will be part of a three-man class of newcomers next season, alongside JC post player Markhuri Sanders-Frison and freshman center/forward Bak Bak.