Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei foward Justice Sueing commits to Cal

Cal adds Justice Sueing to its 2017 class, as the 6-foot-6 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei forward and Hawaii native commits to the Bears.

California head coach Cuonzo Martin only needed to see one game to know that he wanted one of the most underrated forwards on the West Coast, Justice Sueing of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Soon after seeing Sueing during the Bears' trip down to Los Angeles to play UCLA and USC -- on his senior night, no less -- Martin extended an offer to the 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward, who committed to Cal on Wednesday evening, over Twitter. Sueing was unavailable for comment due to phone issues. "Their environment, what they're about, their coaches push, and I like that," Sueing said after he got his offer from the Bears. "I like their intensity, I like the school. The coaching staff is very straightforward, they want to see you do better, they want to make you the best player you can be, and all three can help me carry on to the next level."

Sueing, the son of the former Hawaii hoopster of the same name, and an island native himself, visited Berkeley with his father over the weekend, and had court-side seats to watch Cal's win over rival Stanford in front of a sell-out Haas Pavilion crowd of 11,877.

Sueing chose Cal over an offer from Utah -- which comes into Berkeley on Thursday to start the second half of Pac-12 play, with a 6 p.m., tip on the Pac-12 Networks -- and Vanderbilt. He sports a 3.8 GPA.

"Justice Sueing is a nice pickup for Cal," said Scout recruiting analyst Josh Gershon. "Versatile SF athlete who can guard multiple positions and really pass." Born and raised in Hawaii, after fourth grade Sueing and his family moved to Arizona from fifth grade until his freshman year of high school, and then moved back to the Islands for his sophomore year, before finally landing in Southern California.

Sueing joins Juhwan Harris-DysonJemarl Baker and Trevin Knell (who's delaying enrollment until 2019, after he takes his Mormon mission) as the Bears' commits for the class of 2017. Cal is still looking to take two more players in this class, as they will lose six players at the end of this season -- likely NBA lottery pick Ivan Rabb, seniors Jabari BirdSam SingerRoger Moute a Bidias and Stephen Domingo, and graduate transfer Grant Mullins. Top Stories