WSU and Cal remain even for G Brandon Chauca

DECISION TIME ISN'T here just yet, but it's coming up fast for Brandon Chauca. The 5-9 guard, fresh off both his official visits to Washington State and Cal, tells he enjoyed both trips, and that the two schools remain dead even in his recruitment. So when will he make his final decision? Read on to find out.

It's been a busy five days for Greenville, S.C. guard prospect Brandon Chauca. The 22 Feet Academy product tripped to WSU on Sunday night for a two-day visit. The trip he said couldn't have gone much better.

"I really liked it out there and it was nice getting to know the coaches," Chauca said. "The trip was very well organized and they even put us up in a nice hotel. I had fun and they really took care of my family and I."

The highlight of he trip, Chauca said, was simple.

"The campus was great and I liked how it was so big," he said. "The thing that caught my eye was that it's kind of a small city and the school is the only thing there. There's a lot of pride for Washington State and the people show a ton of pride for the school.

"Meeting with the coaches and Ernie Kent was great as well. We spoke a lot about my style of play and how much he thinks I can contribute to the system. The trip increased my interest level in WSU."

FOLLOWING HIS TRIP to the Palouse, Chauca and his family tripped straight to Berkely to check out the Cal campus. That trip was also an eye-opener, he said.

"Cal had a beautiful campus and everything out there was very nice," Chauca said. "They have a lot of history in their program too.

"The coaches out there let me know that they think I can come in and help out the team as a freshman. It's a school that has great academics and they're known around the world for their educations and sports."

So does either school have an edge right now?

"I'd say they're both equal for me right now," Chauca said. "I'm just evaluating everything right now and trying to figure out what's best for me. I'll talk it over with my friends and family and come up with the best decision. I'm hoping to make my choice this week, but if I don't, it'll come early next week for sure."

ELSEWHERE IN HOOPS recruiting, four-star Tacoma, Wash., point guard Ahmaad Rorie announced this morning that he is headed to the University of Oregon. The in-state product chose the Ducks over offer from Washington State, Washington and Missouri. Rorie tripped to WSU a few weeks ago.

The Cougs currently holds National Letters of Intent from guard Ny Redding, guard Aaron Cheatum and power forward Jackie Davis. The Cougs have two slots remaining for the class of 2014.

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