Cal Basketball: Mom says Connor Vanover Hasn't Made Any Decisions

Connor Vanover blocked six shots in Cal's win at Stanford.Photo by Neville E. Guard, USA Today

Freshman center is keeping his options open while getting to know Cal's new coaching staff, per his mother

Connor Vanover's mother says her 7-foot-3 son has made no decision about where he will play basketball next season.

Vanover, coming off an encouraging freshman season, entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday, one of five Cal players who have indicated a potential desire to find a new school.

But Robyn Vanover, Connor's mom, said via text Thursday that there is no news to report.

"He is just wanting to weigh his options," she said. "He is still practicing and working out with the team and getting to know the new (coaching) staff."

Asked if that means Vanover has not ruled out remaining at Cal, Robyn responded, "Correct."

Vanover finished strong this season, averaging 12.0 points over the Bears' final 11 games. He had a career-high 24 points along with six blocked shots in a late-season win at Stanford.

Justice Sueing, Cal's leading scorer and rebounder, entered his name in the transfer portal last week, just two days after Cal announced Mark Fox as its new coach. Guard Darius McNeill, reportedly visiting SMU this weekend, was the first Cal player to announce his plans to possibly transfer.

Also in the transfer portal are Cal reserves Juhwan Harris-Dyson and Roman Davis.

Players who enter their names into transfer portal are not committed to leaving their current school, but may be contacted by coaches from other schools.