College basketball’s annual coaching carousel has paid dividends for California, which has picked up a commitment from a 3-star prospect who had previously signed with Memphis
Excited to announce that I will continue my education and athletic career at Cal. Go Bears! pic.twitter.com/yALwqVgqUp
— Connor Vanover (@Vanover_Connor) April 12, 2018
Connor Vanover is a 7-foot-2 center ranked by 247Sports as the No. 323 player in the 2018 recruiting class. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he spent this past season at Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, one of the top private schools in the country that played in the national high school championship tournament.
Vanover had committed to Memphis in September and signed with the Tigers in November, but after the school fired Tubby Smith in March he asked to be released from his national letter of intent. He becomes the fourth player in Cal’s 2018 class along with forwards Matt Bradley, Jacobi Gordon and Andre Kelly.
Cal is coming off a horrid 2017-18 season in which it went 8-24 and finished last in the Pac-12 with a 2-16 record. The Golden Bears graduate their two big men, Kingsley Okoroh and Marcus Lee.