Golden Basketball Recruiting Update


When we last left you with recruiting news, Mike Montgomery and his staff were just beginning the process of this recruiting process. Now, the staff is further along with the process and it appears that several scholarship offers have been made to recruits. Let’s take a look at these recruits:

Allen Huddleston: A Pacific guard who averaged 11.1 points per game as a sophomore, he’s a transfer. He’ll sit out this year and then be eligible to play two seasons. His cousin, Jarrett Sparks, is a tight end for the football team. Also in consideration for him are Colorado, San Diego State, St. Mary’s, and Boston College. It was reported he was headed to Boston College, but he shot down those rumors via Twitter.

Dominic Artis: The undersized point guard received his Cal offer from Mike Montgomery. However, the Salesian high school product is receiving more attention, as UCLA, San Diego State, Baylor, Colorado, and Florida State are among those offers. In a weak point guard class, landing Artis would be a major get for the Golden Bears to replace Smith and Cobbs.

Brandon Ashley: Perhaps the most important recruit in the class, the five star big man is transferring from Bishop O’Dowd in SF to Findlay Prep in Nevada. He still has offers from EVERYBODY, as the 6-8 big forward is heavily coveted nationally. California is involved, but it’s a long road for them to landing the wanted big man. He has no favorites.

Stephen Domingo: The 2013 recruit is a 6-7 wing with solid athleticism. He can shoot it and has gained 25 pounds in the offseason, meaning that even though he’s just entering his junior year he could be ready quickly. A four star recruit, he’s received attention from Memphis, UNLV, San Francisco, along with Cal. He’s a bit of a tweener at this point, but a solid prospect to watch for heading forward.

Xavier Johnson: He’s going to take his sweet time, but the Mater Dei small forward seems to be favoring USC and UCLA at this point. He’s said multiple times that he’s going to take his time to make a decision, so the Golden Bears have plenty of time to make up ground.

David Andoh: Still doesn’t have a Cal offer. Colorado has taken the lead with an offer and him having heavy interest in joining the Buffs.

Ricardo Gathers: Won his state championship. Still looks like it’ll be between LSU and the Bears because of their strong academics, but the 6-7 forward is taking a visit to Kansas. Kansas doesn’t lose much in recruiting wars.

Anthony January: UTEP has taken the lead in the race for him, as they’re his favorite and have offered. Cal appears to be no longer a factor in the race.

Grant Verhoeven: Cal is in the top 4, joining Stanford, Washington, and St. Mary’s. Stanford is the only one without an offer made to him. He plans on making his decision by the start of his senior year. Verhoeven doesn’t want to stay close to home (he’s from Visalia) but values academics.

Adam Woodbury: His stock’s been rising, as the 7 footer’s had a very good summer thus far. He’s been named a top 100 prospect by Iowa is the favorite for sure; Cal is offering.

Zach Banner: Cal has made his final 10, although the odds of him making it on a basketball court is slim. He’s a top offensive line prospect, so in the top 10 is good news for Tedford.

Landen Lucas: He visited Cal, and apparently had a great time. He’s been offered by Cal, but he’s received attention from plenty of bigger schools. Going to power Findlay Prep and competing with Ashley for playing time should provide Montgomery a good idea of the quality of each prospect.

Kevin Bright: The German small forward spurned a Cal offer to commit to Vanderbilt.

Tyrone Wallace: Point received his Cal offer. Tyrone also visited Berkeley along with another Bay Area prospect.

Danuel House: The product from Texas picked up a Cal offer.

If you have any comments on any of these prospects or any other news, feel free to comment in the comment section below. Go Bears!