Basketball: Monty confirms Rodriguez transferring

Following a weekend of rumors, Cal coach Mike Montgomery confirmed that freshman Kaileb Rodriguez is transferring.

Rodriguez, a 6-foot-9 forward from Highlands Ranch, Colo., was did not play this past season and was red-shirted. He was rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com out of high school, a two-star recruit by ESPN.com.

His departure means the Bears will have 11 players on scholarship after their expecting signing of center/forward Kameron Rooks on Wednesday.

Cal has seven returning scholarship players, plus three other incoming freshmen who signed in November.

The NCAA limit for Division I men’s basketball is 13.

Jeff Faraudo

  • GoldenBV

    I believe Cal will have 11 scholarships filled, and 7 returning scholarship players:

    sr: Cobbs, Solomon
    jr: Kravish, Kreklow, Behrens
    so: Wallace, Johnson
    fr: Bird, Mathews, Singer, Rooks

  • ConcordBear

    Leaving two full rides empty next year is not good.
    Ideal would be finding a senior big that transfers for a grad program and plays right away.
    If we can’t find that adding a transfer to sophmore class would be logical step.
    But whatever we do we more good players and more depth!
    Hope Monty and his staff are on it.
    They failed last year when the guy from Europe never made it to campus.
    Get Rooks inked and add another senior big!!!

  • Raf

    every year we have a couple extra spots, at least one kid transfers or leaves… recruit more kids than u think u need monty! Here is a quick list over the last 6 years. i’m sure im forgetting some…

    2013 Rodriguez
    2012 Rossi, Murray
    2011 Franklin
    2010 Seeley, Amoke, Zhang
    2009 Harrison, Wilkes, Miller
    2008 Anderson
    2007 Wilkes

  • SteveNTexas

    REMY ABELL from Indiana is transferring as it looks as if he might not get enough playing time. He would be a great pick up for Cal.

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  • DaveintheHills

    Raf – gotta add Crabbe to that list

  • Gobears49

    We badly need a big third man who is ready to play next year. I doubt Rooks will be ready to fulfill that role, and it is likely, despite my high hopes for him, that Frid will not be able to fill that role next year. As I have said before, Monty should use one or both of the scholarships to get a big man JC transfer who can contribute some decent minutes next year. It’s probably too late to get a center out of high school who can contribute next year. BTW, a Sanders-Frison type player, who transferred to Cal after playing JC ball, would be very nice, but I hope the JC transfer will be taller than Sanders-Frison.