Bear Republic Podcast: Vegas, Baby!

LAS VEGAS -- Josh Gershon joins us to talk about Cal's recruiting week out in las Vegas, and we break down several of the Bears' targets across three tournaments, with scouting reports and sound bytes!



LAS VEGAS -- It’s that time of week again, as this edition of the Bear Republic Podcast emanates from Sin City, where all of California’s targets for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 classes are in action in three different tournaments.

On Wednesday, we started the day off with Dream Vision’s Vance Jackson, and Team Loaded VA’s dynamic duo of recent Cal offerees Javin DeLaurier and Sacha Killeya-Jones.

Then it was on to Rancho High School to see the Seattle Rotary pair of Daejon Davis and Travis DeCuire’s nephew, Jaylen Nowell, who told us just how he feels about the Bears in our exclusive sound bytes.

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Staying at Rancho, we caught a look at 2017 five-star Troy Brown, Jr., who talked to BT about what position he wants to play at the next level. Wednesday ended with Cal offer hopeful Brandon Rachal, a high-motor energy combo guard.

On Thursday, it was time for a look at another 2017 five-star point Jaylen Hands, who showed off his passing acumen, despite a poor shooting day, and then a look at 2018 big man Jordan Brown, who counts Cal as one of his first two offers.

It was back in the car again from the Cashman Center over to Desert Pines High School to catch a glimpse of former Washington commit JaQuori McLaughlin, who’s had plenty of good talks with Yanni Hufnagel and Cuonzo Martin since he decided to re-open his recruitment.

After breaking down all of the players over the first two days, we bring in Josh Gershon to help handicap the recruitment of Cal’s top targets, in a segment we recorded on Tuesday.

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