California and Cuonzo Martin have landed their second transfer of the season, following up UNLV flip Jordan Cornish with Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard who will be eligible immediately. Mullins confirmed the transfer to BearTerritory during a workout on Wednesday.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1664783-grant-mullins-talk... The Bears beat out Michigan, Syracuse and Hawaii for Mullins, who averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last year for the Lions. He averaged 31.1 minutes per game -- second on the team -- and was second among regulars with a 45.9 shooting percentage from the field. Mullins was also a sniper from deep, hitting 43.1% of his thee-point shots. At the free throw line, Mullins was nearly automatic, hitting 83.1% of his tries from the charity stripe.
Mullins missed all of 2014-15, and part of his sophomore season, as well, due to head and neck injuries. The Ivy League does not allow graduate students to compete. Columbia head coach Kyle Smith suggested that Michigan would be an ideal landing spot, but Mullins has family in the Bay Area, and that's ultimately part of the reason why he decided to make the Bay Area home for the next year, at least.
Mullins played for the Canadian Development Team at the Four Nations Tournament in China in June of 2013, and comes from a basketball family. His sister, Missy, played basketball at Harvard, and his mother, Theresa, played on the Canadian women's national team, and played professionally in Holland.
Mullins visited Cal for a visit on Monday, April 18, and this weekend, the Bears are hosting twins Cody Martin and Caleb Martin, of NC State. Next weekend, Cal has another transfer visiting in Drake seven-footer Dominik Olejniczak.