Basketball: Cal recruiting target Brandon Ashley rated No. 6 on latest Rivals list of 2012 prospects

Bishop O’Dowd HS junior forward Brandon Ashley, being recruiting recruited by the Golden Bears, has been rated the No. 6 overall prospect in the country in the class of 2012 in new rankings releasaed by Rivals.com.

Ashley, who had a strong summer playing with the Drew Gooden Soldiers out of Oakland, has a long list of  suitors, including every Pac-10 program. Also interested are Georgetown, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.

And Ashley, a 6-8, 225-pounder, still has 15 months before he can sign with a school.

Ashley is the highest-rated California player on the Rivals list, which is topped by Andre Drummond, a 6-9, 250-pound center from St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn.

Jeff Faraudo