Cal made it official on Tuesday, signing German big man Lars Thiemann just two days after he gave the Bears a verbal commitment.
"We are very excited about Lars. He brings great size and skill, and a level of international experience that will allow him to be a very successful college player," Cal coach Mark Fox said in the school’s news release. "He's extremely committed as a student and will fit right in at Cal and with our program.”
Thiemann, who has been invited to try out for the German U20 national team, is listed by Cal as 6-foot-11. That may be entirely accurate or it may be a compromise on a height that has been variously listed as anywhere from 6-10 to 7-feet.
Thiemann becomes the fourth player recruited to Cal by Fox in the barely two months since he has been onboard.