The California men's basketball team has officially announced the signing of Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins. Mullins is the second transfer to commit to the Golden Bears this spring, following UNLV sophomore Jordan Cornish, who committed on April 11. Cornish, however, in the wake of Mullins's signing, told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that he was "re-opening" his recruitment. Sources say that Cornish re-opened his recruitment because of academics.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1664783-grant-mullins-talk... A psychology and business major, Mullins earned a spot on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, and will graduate from Columbia later this year and plans to enroll as a graduate student in Cal’s School of Public Health.
“Grant is a great addition to our basketball program,” said head coach Cuonzo Martin. “I’m really excited to have him on board. He’s a talented player who can play both guard positions. He shoots the ball well and he's a good passer. He also has the ability to be a good defender, and his passion on both ends of the floor is contagious.”
Mullins will provide point guard depth behind presumptive starter Sam Singer, who would replace graduated Tyrone Wallace. Also in the mix at point guard will be JuCo signee Dontae Coleman, who will also be in the mix at the two-guard spot.
With Cornish re-opening his recruitment, the Bears would have one scholarship available for the 2016-17 season (Cornish would be on scholarship, but would sit out, due to NCAA transfer rules). That said, Cal is still pursuing seven-foot Drake center Dominik Oljeniczek, San Francisco point guard Devin Watson and NC State twins Caleb Martin and Cody Martin. The Martin twins are visiting this weekend, while Oljeniczek will visit May 5-7.
Cal is also in contention for Charlie Moore, a four-star point guard out of Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park, who previously considered the Bears before signing with Memphis. Once the coaching staff changed, however, Moore received a release from the Tigers. He recently named Cal as one of his top eight schools.