4-Star Wing Prospect Matt Bradley Commits to Cal

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2017

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Small forward recruit Matt Bradley committed to play college basketball for the California Golden Bears beginning in 2018-19 on Thursday.

According to Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon of Scout.com, Bradley chose Cal over San Diego State, Yale, Utah and Utah State, among others.

Scout.com lists Bradley as a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. 25 player at his position and the No. 89 overall recruit.

Bradley told Daniels and Gershon the following with regard to his decision: "I just felt like coach [Wyking] Jones is a great coach. He's been recruiting me for a while now. I just got the offer. He always had an interest in me and I always had an interest in Cal."

Scout lists the Mt. Pleasant, Utah, resident by way of San Bernardino, California, at 6'5" and 210 lbs., which means he is already blessed with ideal size to man the wing at the collegiate level.

Bradley will join a Cal team that has struggled to consistently reach the NCAA tournament in recent years.

While the Bears went dancing in 2015-16, three of the past four seasons have seen them fall short of making the field.

Per MaxPreps.com, Bradley averaged an impressive 33.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.7 blocks per game last season as a high school junior.

Provided Bradley makes strides in new surroundings during the 2017-18 campaign, he will have a good chance to contribute heavily as a freshman at Cal in 2018-19.