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Basketball: Bears get point guard commit

New Cal coach Cuonzo Martin has secured a verbal commitment from a 5-foot-9 point guard to go with the 7-foot-1 center he landed several weeks ago.

Brandon Chauca, a left-hander from Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, S.C., announced Friday he will join the Bears next fall. Earlier, center Kinglsey Okoroh signed with the Bears.

Because the spring signing period is over, Chauca signed a financial aid agreement but not a letter-of-intent.

A native of Alexandria, Va., Chauca averaged 23.1 points, 7.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 steals last season.

The left-hander will provide depth at point guard, where Justin Cobbs departs and Sam Singer and Tyrone Wallace are expected to duel for the starting job.

Chauca picked Cal over Washington State, and also drew interest from Missouri and Virginia Tech.

Cal now has 11 scholarship players committed for next season. Here’s the breakdown:

Seniors (1): F David Kravish

Juniors (3): G Tyrone Wallace, F Christian Behens, G/F Stephen Domingo*

Sophomores (5): G Jabari Bird, G Sam Singer, G Jordan Mathews, C Kameron Rooks, F Roger Moute a Bidias

Freshmen (2): C Kingsley Okoroh, G Brandon Chauca 

* Must sit out 2014-15 season as transfer from Georgetown.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Wehofx

    Welcome to Cal, Brandon!

    He is phillipino(sp?) – I’m assuming one of the few in D1.

    To stat the obvious, diversity has zero to do w winning. IMO it’s pretty great that we have a phillipino backing the point and a Jewish assistant – Huffnagel.

    Cm’s S&C coach also seems like a great hire – see Cal hoops site for link

    Just an okay class but good enough for cm’s first. I’m sure GB49 is happy to see a center in the class. Okoroh is, from what I’ve read, going to need improvement to compete in the PAC.

  • Juancho

    I think I read an article saying he will be the 12th player of Filipino heritage to play first division NCAA bball.

    Let’s hope he has a great career.

  • ondal

    This guy looks good. Good form, all his long range shots are swishes, got an easygoing deceptive passing style. Should be a fan favorite. Check out his highlight reel http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/31/cal-grabs-2014-commitment-from-point-guard-brandon-chauca/

  • Steve Fischer

    No rating not even one star at Rivals? Not in Top 150 Its early but about half the Pac12 schools have at least 1 top 150 comit. Not Stanford. As for The Farm, the Daily Cardinal had been touting its baseball team which Indiana pretty much knocked out of contention yesterday.

  • JB Don’t Dance

    Not that it matters, but isn’t the presumed PG starter Jewish too?

  • Wehofx

    That’s embarrassing…and I really like Singer’s game esp when Monty put him in during crunch time so Cobbs could play the 2.

  • eastcoastbear

    Well we certainly needed bigs and we needed a ball handler. Neither are highly rated out of High School so lets see how it goes when they get here. Where does that leave us in terms scholarships for next year? Coach seems to have put together a great recruiting team but need spots to fill so we can get some top high school players in state and out