Cal Basketball: Incoming Freshman Joel Brown Reportedly Remains Committed to Cal

High school head coach tweeted that Brown is still coming to Berkeley; see video of Brown in action

New Cal head coach Mark Fox apparently will have at least one incoming freshman to work with next season.

Joel Brown, a point guard who signed a letter of intent with Cal last fall, has reconfirmed that he remains committed to Cal, according to a tweet by Jason Smith, his head coach at Brewster Academy

Earlier this week, Charles Smith IV, who also signed with Cal last November, reportedly asked to to be released from his letter of intent to explore other options.

But the 6-foot-1 Brown, who is from Toronto, Canada, has apparently opted to stay with Cal despite the dismissal of head coach Wyking Jones.

"Joel is one of the fastest players with the ball in America. His ability to get by his defender and get in the lane along with his tremendous vision and body control make him a threat," Jones said in a statement about Jones when he was signed in November. "His unselfishness and ability to deliver passes will make him a favorite amongst his teammates."

247Sports ranks Brown as the 15th-best point guard prospect in the class of 2019 and the 188th-best prospect in the class overall. He turned down offers from Arizona State, Clemson, Minnesot and Brown to sign with the Bears.