Randle Makes A Bear of A Decision

A tough call for Jerome Randle ended Sunday evening when the Top 100 point guard announced his collegiate destination.

Jerome Randle, Scout.com's No. 85 prospect, is headed to play in the Pac-10.

""Initially, he gave a lot of consideration to some mid-major schools, but he worked very hard and set some strong goals and his work paid off," Randle's mother told TheBearInsider.com Sunday evening.

"Cal is not only a good program, but it's the #1 public university in the country. It wasn't an easy choice, but we're happy with the decision.

Randle told Scout.com on Thursday evening that he was having trouble in deciding between Tulsa and California. The 5-foot-7 point guard out of Hales Franciscan has accounted for a pair of state titles and an AAU National Championship.

Randle is the second sub-6-foot point guard to commit to a Pac-10 school. Last month, Tajuan Porter out of Detroit Renaissance, verballed to Oregon.

This is Cal's second Top 100 commitment of the year and the most likely of the Golden Bears commits to fly under the radar because of his size. However, this is a proven winner, shot maker and assist man who has been an overachiever his entire high school career.

A number of programs passed on him because of a lack of size and that's understandable; head coaches need to be comfortable playing smaller guards. Having said that, don't be surprised when Randle strings together an impressive four-year run out West.


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