Chauca breaks down Cougs and Cal with CF.C

BY THIS TIME tomorrow, point guard Brandon Chauca will be ready to let the Pac-12 know where he's headed. The 5-9 prospect, who averaged over 23 points this season, said he'll announce his decision at around 4 p.m. PT Friday between Washington State and Cal. CF.C just got off the phone with Chauca to get his final thoughts on both schools before he makes his choice known.

Brandon Chauca says things are still up in the air for him.

A 7 p.m. local time on Friday, 4 p.m. PT, he will announce between Cal and WSU at Stonewall Jackson High in Manassas, Va., where he started his high school career.

"Both schools are still even for me right now," Chauca said. "I just need to continue to discus things over with my family and close friends. Stonewall is where I started my career and I'm hoping to do it (announcement) in the gym or the auditorium. I wanted to make sure I have my close friends and family there with me."

WHEN IT COMES to WSU and Cal, Chauca explained why he is torn. Here's what he had to say about the two programs.

Washington State: "With WSU, I have a good relationship with the coaches. They don't sugar coat anything and they really tell you how everything is. I really enjoy the way they break things down and how they've handled other guards in the past. With Ernie Kent, he's known for developing great guards and he's a great coach.

"When I was on my visit, there weren't any students there because school was out, but it was similar to my visit to Virginia Tech. The town is pretty much made up of the school and there's a lot of pride surrounding the program. I liked that about Washington State."

Cal: "With Cal, it's pretty much the same thing with WSU. They've got great coaches and I like how the academics are world class over there too. It's very multi-cultural and a very prestigious university. There's a lot of history in Berkeley and some great minds have come out of that university."

CHAUCA SAID HE'S been in contact with both coaching staffs over the last few days, who are presumably making one final pitch for his services.

As a senior this season for Shannon Forest Christian High, in Greenville, S.C., Chauca averaged 23.1 points, 7.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. Chauca, who is a native of Washington D.C., also shot 64 percent from the floor and nearly 50 percent from the three-point line.


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