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Polish center and Drake transfer Dominik Olejniczak talks Cal trip, decision timeline

Cal is in the market for another big man, and last week, Dominik Olejniczak paid a visit to Berkeley, and he'll be making his decision very soon.

On Friday, seven-foot center Dominik Olejniczak (O-leh-knee-check), after taking his finals at Drake, will head back to his native Poland, sit down with his father, and hash out where he'll be playing the remainder of his college basketball.

His trip last week to California was his last visit, following trips to Colorado, Ole Miss and Nevada, and now, he's ready to make his decision.

"I liked the environment. What really stood out was the atmosphere," Olejniczak said. "I felt really comfortable there, and it really felt like a family, and all the players, they were all really good guys."

Olejniczak said that he was able to trust the coaches, and that they "really knew what they were talking about," and can develop him. 

"Being 5,000 miles away from home, having a place that feels like home, where they treat you like family, that's really important to me," Olejniczak said. "They really treated me like family."

The biggest thing that stuck out for him about Cal, when compared with the other schools?

"One thing: Academics," Olejniczak said. 

Last semester, his GPA was over 3.6, but this semester, it's slipped under a 3.5.

Olejniczak wants to be done with the process by the end of next week, and announce his decision. 


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