Cal added to its frontcourt depth with the signing of Sami Eleraky, a 6-foot-11, 240-pound center from Copenhagen, Denmark, assistant coach John Montgomery reported on his Twitter account.
Cal discovered Eleraky last summer during its preseason tour of northern Europe. Eleraky did not play on the Danish national team the Bears faced, but the connection that led to his signing began at that point.
Eleraky, who will be eligible to play next season, averaged 4.5 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Danish team at the under-18 European Championships last summer. The year before, playing in the same event, he averaged 2.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, including a 10-point, 17-rebound effort vs. Luxembourg.
He played this past season for the Aalborg Vikings of the Danish league, averaging 6.0 points and 5.8 rebounds, according to the website Eurobasket.com.
Eleraky, who turns 19 later this month, also considered Texas, Marquette and Virginia Tech, according to Scout.com.