Basketball: No decision yet from Grant Verhoeven

Exchanged a series of text messages this evening with Grant Verhoeven, who said he hasn’t yet decided on a college.

The 6-foot-8 power forward from Central Valley HS in Visalia completed his third straight weekend of visits to Bay Area campuses with a stop at Stanford. He was at Cal two weeks ago and Saint Mary’s College last weekend. These were the only three visits he planned, so a decision likely is coming soon.

Verhoeven, whose father Peter played at Fresno State and in the NBA, is ranked as the nation’s No. 78 overall prospect by Scout.com and No. 132 by Rivals.com.

Jeff Faraudo

  • jim crow

    If the lad is wise, Cal should be a slam dunk choice, unless the size of the school bothers him.

    Montgomery is an absolute super teacher and the best coach he could possibly get.

    Cal is on a par with the best (i.e., Stanford and other)schools, has the business program for an undergrad that I have heard that he is interested in. St. Mary’s is not even close to competing academically with Cal and Stanford.

    Obviously the St. Mary’s coach is good, but Monty is better than good, one of the great coaches of this era.

    So far all Dawkins has shown is that he can recruit pretty well. As for molding his players into a winning team, the jury is certainly out on him, to put it in the best light.

  • David

    So I hope he sees that Cal offers him the best fit concerning his lost of requirements. Not to mention the fact that he’d pretty much be guaranteed some early playing time!

  • rollonubears

    is this the kid that was talking about how he didn’t want to play with a bunch of knuckleheads, and that’s why he liked cal, or was that somebody else? anyhow, sounds like a smart dude. hope he picks the bears.

  • David Swartz

    The “knucklehead” comment was made by current freshman David Kravish.