Cal Basketball: Incoming Freshman Thorpe Also Reconfirms Commitment to Cal

Two of the three players who signed in the fall still headed to Berkeley

It now appears that two of the three players who signed letters of intent to attend Cal are still committed to playing for the Bears.

Center D.J. Thorpe recently tweeted that he is still "all in" as far as his commitment to Cal despite the dismissal of head coach Wyking Jones and the hiring of new head coach Mark Fox.

"DJ already has impressive size and a college frame today. His high basketball IQ, toughness and willingness to mix it up excites our staff," Jones said in November when Thorpe signed with Cal. "His back to the basket skillset along with the ability to step out and shoot makes him a weapon."

(Click here for the three things Fox demands from his players.)

The 6-foot-8 Thorpe, who is from Austin, Texas and is the son of former NBA standout Otis Thorpe, is ranked the 30th-best center prospect in the class of 2019 and the 154th-best prospect overall by 247Sports. He turned down offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, SMU and TCU.

Thorpe suffered an ankle injury in December and missed most of his high school senior season but is expected to be fully healthy by next fall.

Joel Brown, another November signee, also has reconfirmed his commitment to Cal and the new coaching staff, although Charles Smith IV reportedly has requested a release from his letter of intent to Cal to explore other options.

(Click here for a story on Cal's announcement of Fox's coaching staff.)

(Click here for story on two players in transfer portal looking at Cal.)

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