Basketball: Cal recruiting targets fab in Vegas

Three prospects being pursued by Cal — and many others — exceled Sunday night as the Drew Gooden Oakland Soldiers routed the Iowa Barnstormers 86-66 in the championship game of the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas.

Oakland HS shooting guard Jabari Brown had 19 points, power foward Brandon Ashley, a junior-to-be at Bishop O’Dowd, contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, and power forward Kyle Wiltjer of Oregon scored 16 points.

“This meant a lot because we didn’t win the Peach Jam and we really wanted to win this,” Brown told Rivals.com. “It’s pretty easy playing with these guys because everybody is a great player and we feed off each other, we’re all unselfish and so that makes it easier.”

Team sponsor Drew Gooden was on hand to watch the Soldiers, as was LeBron James, who also played in the program during part of two summers while in high school.

Jeff Faraudo