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Basketball: Murray signed and sealed

Cal received Emerson Murray’s signed letter-of-intent Thursday, allowing coach Mike Montgomery to make his first public comments on the 6-foot-3 combo guard from Vancouver, B.C.

“We’re really excited about Emerson,” Montgomery said in a statement. “First and foremost, he’s a tremendous person. He’s very positive, friendly and polite. He’s the kind of guy that you love to be around. I think he’ll be a tremendous addition to the California family and community. More importantly for us, as a basketball player, he’s very athletic. He’s very quick laterally and very explosive.”

Jeff Faraudo