Basketball: Bears get PG commit from Florida

Cal got its third backcourt commitment this fall when Sam Singer, a three-star point guard from Coconut Grove (Fla.) Ransom Everglades made his decision, according to multiple recruiting websites. Richmond, Harvard, North Carolina State and Davidson also showed interest in the 6-foot-4 guard.

Previously Cal got commitments from five-star wing Jabari Bird of Salesian High and shooting guard Jordan Mathews.

Commitments cannot become binding until the national letter-of-intent signing period begins on Nov. 14.

Scout.com reported that Marcus Lee, a 6-9 center prospect from Deer Valley HS in Antioch, has narrowed his choices to Cal and Kentucky.

UPDATE: Did a bit of leg work and discovered that one of Singer’s HS teammates is 6-7 junior forward by the name of Alonzo Mourning III — yes, the same family. AMIII had a game last season with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 blocked shots — and three 3-point baskets. His HS coach projects he will grow to at least 7-feet.

So, the cynic in me is thinking . . . well, you know the rest.


Jeff Faraudo