Brittany Boyd commits to Cal

When Brittany Boyd goes to college, the Berkeley High girls basketball star won’t need to leave the city limits.
Boyd, a nationally-ranked recruit, decided to stay local and gave her oral commitment to Cal coach Joanne Boyle on Wednesday.
“It’s close to home and the degree. I’m thinking of what I’ll do after college,” Boyd said of her reasons for picking the Bears. “The recruiting process was getting a little overwhelming and in my heart I felt Cal was the place for me.”
Boyd, a point guard, averaged 17.8 points and 6.7 assists last season for the Yellowjackets, who won the North Coast Section Division I title and advanced to the Northern California regional finals. She said she picked Cal over Washington, Miami, Kansas and Clemson.
The incoming senior is ranked as the nation’s No. 30 recruit for the class of 2011 by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She recently participated in tryouts for the under-18 national team.
Boyd can sign her letter of intent on Nov. 10.

Stephanie Hammon