Tyson Jolly asks Cal for release, high majors reach out

Four-star shooting guard Tyson Jolly is back on the market, as he's backed off his commitment and Letter of Intent to California.

2016 shooting guard Tyson Jolly asked California for a release from his Letter of Intent, he told Scout.

"I talked to coach [Cuonzo] Martin for three or four days and I think I’m at peace with it," Jolly said. "I know I made the right decision."

"Tyson is really talented and had a great year for us," Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev-8 coach Chad Myers told Scout. "He has decided to open up his recruitment to make sure he makes the right decision. He understands how important of a decision this is and wants to make sure the school and playing style are the best fit for him as he continues to develop as a player."

Why open it up?

"Family reasons and coach Yanni [Hufnagel] got fired," he said. "He was the coach I was real close to in the program. He worked hard for me to stay into the school. There’s a lot going on there."

Jolly expects to receive the release from his Letter of Intent on Monday. 

Opposing coaches are moving quickly on Jolly, as TexasMissouriFloridaOhio StateXavierCincinnatiVirginia Tech, GeorgiaMarquetteWashington State and Georgia Tech have already reached out to Myers.

Jolly, who is from Oklahoma, but played his post-graduate year in Florida, said he's potentially looking to go somewhere closer to home. 

"I’m not sure," he said when asked if there was anyone he hoped to hear from. "I might be looking to go closer back to home or in the Big 12 area. A few schools have been calling coach Lenny Bert too."

Jolly is regarded as a four-star prospect on Scout. 

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