Sim Will Stay In State

After picking up his release from California, Garrett Sim opted to stay in the Pac-10 and closer to home.

Garrett Sim thought he was headed to California, but when Ben Braun was let go he opted to get released from the Bears. On Tuesday he decided to play for Oregon.

"It was a bummer, but its crazy how things can change and now I have that same excitement when I committed to Cal with Oregon," the Portland (Ore.) Sunset standout said.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound combo guard said his decision ultimately came down to the new staff at California, Washington State and Oregon.

"Basically I'm really excited to be apart of that program and that class they got coming in is pretty special," Sim said. "I like that style of play and there are a lot of things happening there and I think it was a good opportunity."

Sim joins Michael Dunigan, Matthew Humphrey, Drew Wiley, Teondre Williams and Josh Crittle to make up Oregon's 2008 recruiting class.

The talented guard averaged 22.9 points and 8.8 assists last year for Sunset. He's rated as a three-star prospect on

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