Women’s basketball: Stallworth update

I talked with former Cal star DeNesha Stallworth today and she said she met with new coach Lindsay Gottlieb this morning but isn’t seriously considering returning to the Bears.

Since announcing she was leaving Cal at the beginning of the month, Stallworth has taken visits to Kentucky and Florida. Stallworth was on her way to LSU today for another visit.

Stallworth said she will make her decision next week.

Stallworth said her meeting with Gottlieb this morning was more of a personal nature, not necessarily as a coach-to-player/recruit. Stallworth built a strong relationship with Gottlieb when she was being recruited by Cal and said she was disappointed when she left to take the head coaching job at UCSB.

When asked if she was considering coming back to Cal, Stallworth said: “No, not really. But  it’s not totally out of my head.”

Stallworth said one of the reasons she is considering SEC schools is she’d “like to get away.”

Stallworth said she planned  on meeting with Gottlieb again next week before making her decision, but she said that was to “talk as friends  and ask her for advice.”

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.