Just days after landing top-30 recruit Jabari Bird, California head coach Mike Montgomery snagged the verbal commitment of fellow guard Jordan Matthews.
A two-man class that is expected to grow has sparked plenty of talk of its future potential. Immediately following Bird’s commitment, rumors began swirling about California’s continuous pursuit of fellow 2013 NCAA prospects, Marcus Lee and Aaron Gordon.
Now, Lee has officially announced that he has trimmed his list to three schools and Cal is among them. In addition to the Golden Bears, both Louisville and Kentucky remain in the hunt for the 6-foot-9 power forward.
Bird made his decision last week following a visit to the Berkeley-based campus where he was joined by both Lee and Gordon. Just this past weekend, Lee made a trip to Louisville and intends on wrapping his final official visit at Kentucky on Oct. 12, where he will attend Big Blue Madness. The Wildcats have yet to make an offer to Lee, but Kentucky coaches will visit with the power forward this upcoming Sunday and it will be interesting to see if the Wildcats extend a scholarship at that time.
Lee’s recent decision eliminated the likes of Duke, Indiana, UCLA, and Kansas from consideration.
A native of Antioch, California, Lee currently attends Deer Valley H.S. (CA), where the forward started earning his reputation as one of the nation’s top senior prospects.
Lee is currently ranked at No. 27 overall by ESPN and No. 15 by Rivals.
Bird has been very open about attempting to help Cal land both Lee and Gordon and get them to come play with him at the next level. Just yesterday however, the Louisville Courier-Journal stated that Gordon plans to take official visits to Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Kansas, and Kentucky, which may leave Cal as the underdog for his services.
Lee, on the other hand, has the Golden Bears very much in the mix.
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