Cal Basketball: Grad Transfer Kareem South Picks Golden Bears

Guard from Texas A&M Corpus Christi will be immediately eligible to play next season

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.

Others landed by Fox and his staff are forward Kuany Kuany and guard Dimitrios Klonaras. The Bears previously signed point guard Joel Brown and forward D.J. Thorpe.

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Welcome Kareem! Make sure to grab a mango chicken habanero at Top Dog as soon as you can upon your arrival. Good news!