Justice Sueing confirmed what was reported a day earlier -- that he will transfer from Cal to Ohio State.
Sueing was Cal's leading scorer (14.3) and rebounder (6.0) as a sophomore this past season. He must sit out next season at Columbus, per NCAA transfer rules, unless he is able to secure a waiver.
Here is his statement on Twitter:
Sueing said in an interview late last season that he had no plans to leave Cal. But after the Bears suffered through back-to-back losing seasons, coach Wyking Jones was fired, replaced by Mark Fox. At that point, five Cal players, including Sueing, entered the NCAA's transfer portal.
Sueing is the second Cal player to transfer, joining guard Darius McNeill, who has moved on to SMU. Center Connor Vanover is checking out Vanderbilt and Arkansas and is expected to makie a decision in the coming days.
It is a good bet that Cal will lose three key players to transfer following the dismissal of Jones and the hiring of Fox. Fox has called the high rate of transfers throughout college basketball in recent years "the new norm."
Fox did add one player for next season, getting a commitment from Kuany Kuany, a 6-9 forward from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif.