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Basketball: Artis picks UCLA over Cal

By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 12:59 pm in Basketball, off-season stuff, Recruiting.

Former Salesian High star Dominic Artis, a top-100 point guard prospect who will play his senior season at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, has picked UCLA over Cal and several other schools, Scout.com reported. Florida State, Oregon and Georgia Tech also were after the 5-foot-11 rising senior.

Artis is rated the nation’s No. 95 overall prospect by Scout.com and is No. 81, according to Rivals.com.

Meanwhile, Cal also is out of the running for another East Bay talent, Bishop O’Dowd-turned-Findlay senior Brandon Ashley. The 6-foot-8 forward announced his seven college finalists and, to the surprise of few, Cal was not among them. Ashley, who had given Cal little reason to believe he was considering Berkeley, apparently will choose among Georgia Tech, UCLA, Arizona, Syracuse, Oregon, Kentucky and  Texas.

Ashley, rated the nation’s No. 14 overall prospect by Rivals.com, told the online recruiting source he will narrow the field further then pick a school in the fall.

Both Artis and Ashley are playing this summer with the Oakland Soldiers.

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  • The Wisdom Cow

    Ashley keeping Oregon on his list over Cal is classic Nike gone wild. I would not expect a 1 and done kid anyways, but that he keeps Oregon on his list with the other actual powers is laughable.

  • Uh Huh!

    How many more top flight recruiting disappointments can we expect under Monty?
    Steve in Texas comes off a bit annoyingly, but you know, he’s got a point. “Uh Oh” used to make the same ones!
    I’m maintaining my positive ‘tude that it doesn’t matter what players we get – Monty is such a good coach, he can turn anyone into a contender. Right, everyone?!?!?!?!

  • SteveNTexas

    Uh Huh I’ve been concerned about this for quite a while – where is Yoda and rollon who insisted we’d be right at the top?

  • Crawford

    Sad that Cal can’t land top players in their own back yard

  • rollonubears

    Do these guys share a tremendous work ethic? Are they willing to put in the effort it takes to play defense? Are they going to be here for at least 3 years? Unless they’re willing to do all of these things, why would you want them on your team? Monty’s great at getting TEAM players. I prefer to watch that brand of basketball anyway. And I still have faith in him.