It's been two seasons since Tyrone Wallace left Cal for the NBA and, obviously, things have not gone well in Berkeley.
Even from afar, the 24-year-old Los Angeles Clippers guard continues to follow his alma mater and hopes things take a turn for the better.
The Bears were 16-47 in two seasons under since-banished coach Wyking Jones. They went 83-53 in Wallace's four years with the program, three of them under coach Cuonzo Martin after playing his first for Mike Montgomery.
"They let Wyking go and hired a new coach," Wallace said of the Bears' move to bring in former Nevada and Georgia head coach Mark Fox. "I'm not really familiar with him, but I hear it's a good hire."
Wallace played four seasons for the Bears, averaging 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He totaled 1,623 career points rank eighth all-time Cal.
Wallace and the Clippers play Game 2 of their NBA playoff series vs. the Warriors on Monday night at Oracle Arena.