BERKELEY -- Devearl Ramsey’s unofficial visit to California got off to quite a rousing start on Friday, as he and his Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon squad routed San Francisco University High School, 80-55, to capture the Division V CIF state championship on the floor of Haas Pavilion.
“It’s great, man, it’s great,” Ramsey said of playing on what could be the same floor he plays on in college, with Golden Bears head coach Cuonzo Martin and assistant Yanni Hufnagel watching. “It’s great to play on this floor. It felt great to play the state championship here. It’s a good fit.”
Ramsey got into a bit of foul trouble early on, and was limited to just 7 points on 3-of-8 shooting, but after the break, Ramsey went 3-of-5, adding a rebound, 3 assists and a steal.
“It was our goal. We had a goal to win a state championship from the beginning, and they’re a great team, hit a couple threes and cut into the lead, so we wanted to come out hard,” Ramsey said. “I had the fouls in the beginning, but I wanted to come out even harder.”
Ramsey went on an unofficial visit with the coaching staff, seeing the rest of the campus as he continued to build a rapport with Martin and his staff.
“I’m pretty close with the coaches; they’re good people,” Ramsey said. “I’m liking the growing relationship with them. I just wanted to see the campus, and go around the campus and stuff like that.”
Ramsey finished with 13 points, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 1-for-4 from three.
On Friday, the Cal staff will once again spend the day in the stands, a day that could culminate in a huge commitment, if five-star Ivan Rabb and his Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd takes down Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei in the final game at 8 p.m.