New Cal basketball coach Mark Fox added his third recruit Friday, getting a commitment from guard Kareem South of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. South announced his decision on social media.
As a graduate transfer, South will be immediately eligible to play for the Bears next season. He picked Cal over Northwestern and Vanderbilt.
In his Twitter announcement, South wrote:
"Excited to announce I have committed to the University of California-Berkeley to finish my collegiate career! Thank you to all the coaches and family who helped me through this process. ~~#~~GoBears"
A 6-foot-2 native of Toronto, Canada, South averaged 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds last season for Corpus Christi. He shot 36.7 percent from 3-point distance in his third season as a starter. He previously averaged 11.4 points in 2017-18 and 9.0 in 2016-17.
He has 13 career games of at least 20 points, including a career-high 29 last season against Stephen F. Austin.
He was named last season to the All-Southland Conference third team.
Here is a previous story about South, including video of game action.
South joins what has swelled to a five-man recruiting class, with three of those players having come aboard since Fox was named coach two months ago.