The hits keep on coming for California. In the span of a week, assistant Yann Hufnagel has been fired due to sexual harassment allegations, the actions of head coach Cuonzo Martin and the other actors involved in the reporting of the harassment are being reviewed, sources have said that Martin may very well be looking elsewhere once all is said and done, senior point guard Tyrone Wallace went down with a broken hand suffered during a non-contact drill in practice, junior sniper Jabari Bird went down with back spasms, the Bears -- as the highest seed in program history, at No. 4 -- lost to No. 13-seeded Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Ivan Rabb said he needs time to think about his future, and now, one-time 2015 commit, and current 2016 commit Tyson Jolly has asked to be let out of his National Letter of Intent.
Despite inquiries, Cal has not confirmed whether or not Jolly will be released from his Letter of Intent.
Jolly was Cal's second commit of the 2016 class, after Oscar Frayer, of Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic. Frayer and the Bears parted ways late last year, and Frayer has since committed to Grand Canyon University.
He was also, according to our Josh Gershon, a perfect fit for Martin's tough-nosed defensive style.
In the span of seven days, California basketball has imploded, but at least one thing has remained constant: the lone remaining 2016 commit, Dontae Coleman, who spoke with top Martin assistant Tracy Webster on Sunday.
"I'm in it until the end no matter what." -- Dontae Coleman
"Yeah it's a lot man, but I still see next year as a way to forget about this year with another good strong year," he told BearTerritory on Sunday afternoon. "My relationship with coach [Tracy] Webster and coach Martin is too strong to give up on them. I'm in it until the end no matter what. I look forward to still bringing a great attitude and still have a big season next year, man."
Coleman, who committed on March 4, spoke with Webster for about 10 minutes, with plans for a more in-depth conversation later, but his outlook was positive.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1653546-tyson-jolly-asks-c... "He's still in shock about the season," Coleman said. "But, God has a plan and [he said] just stay in touch."
Coleman said that he and Webster did not get into the staff's outlook at this point, or the turmoil that's been roiling around the program for the past seven days.
"That's not my business as of now," Coleman said. "I'm just focusing on school and getting to Cal next year. I hope the staff is the same. I have confidence it will be."
And, if it's not? He'll cross that bridge when he comes to it. He'll stay committed to the Bears, see if any potential new staff would want to keep him, and if not, he'd follow Martin.
"If it's not , then I will stay committed still and still look to come next year if the new coach still allows," Coleman said. "Or, if coach Martin gets a new job I look to follow him, as well, if that works out."
Coleman will take his official visit in "a couple weeks," during which he will sign his National Letter of Intent.