Ahmaad Rorie, one of the nation’s top-rated point guard prospects, has officially signed his national letter of intent with Cal.
Rorie, from Tacoma, Wash., gave Cal a verbal commitment 18 months ago.
He is playing his senior season at Monteverde Academy just outside Orlando, Fla.
“Ahmaad has been committed to us for a long time and we are excited about him becoming a Golden Bear,” Cal coach Mike Montgomery said. “He is a terrific young man with a great future.
“He will come in and help us with the departure of Justin Cobbs next season. Ahmaad is an unselfish player. He is a very good passer who also has the ability to make shots.”
Rorie, at 6-foot-2, was a two-time Tacoma News-Tribune First Team All-Area selection, competing for Clover Park High his first two seasons and Lincoln High as a junior last season.
ESPN.com ranks Rorie as the 13th-best point guard in the 2014 class. Scout.com lists him as a four-star prospect and the No. 17 point guard prospect. Rivals.com gives him three stars.
He guided Lincoln to a section title (Narrows 3A) and a third-place finish in the Class 3A state championships last season. An All-USA Washington Boys Basketball team honorable mention selection by USA Today, Rorie averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 assists per contest as a junior. The guard was also a member of the Tacoma Weekly All-City Boys Basketball Team and an All-SPSL selection by the Seattle Times.
Rorie led Clover Park to the Class 2A state title and a fourth-place finish in the state tournament overall as a sophomore in 2011, averaging 33.7 points in the tournament, including a career-best 46-point performance against Ellensburg High.
Rorie averaged 16.7 points per game as a freshman on the Warriors’ state championship squad.