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    Default Mathews to visit Gonzaga on June 24 - and commits per Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 18m18 minutes ago
    Cal’s Jordan Mathews averaged 13.5 points and shot 42 percent from 3 last season. Just told ESPN he is leaving and will be a grad transfer.
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    Jim Meehan Retweeted
    Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 7m7 minutes ago
    Gonzaga is the early favorite to land Cal transfer Jordan Mathews, sources told @CBSSports. Makes perfect sense for both sides.

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    This makes things so much sweeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Jim Meehan Retweeted
    Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 7m7 minutes ago
    Gonzaga is the early favorite to land Cal transfer Jordan Mathews, sources told @CBSSports. Makes perfect sense for both sides.
    Position, size? OK, guard - 6'3'

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    Yeah, we're "The Champs," uh-huh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddwell View Post
    Position, size?

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    6-3 or 6-4 around 200-ish pounds. Could play 2 and 3.

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    Default CSN Bay Area Reporting Jordan Mathews Plans to Transfer to Gonzaga

    An athletic wing that can shoot lights out from 3 would be an OUTSTANDING addition to this season's roster. Mathews is a grad transfer from Cal, eligible immediately and causes no issues with our scholarship situation for 2017. Please let this be true, I just hope Cuonzo doesn't try to put transfer restrictions on 2016-2017 opponents.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/ncaa/sourc...ansfer-gonzaga

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    If true, gotta wonder who will be departing (or not arriving).

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    Sabonis departed and opened the scholarship up-- we had one opening for 1 year.

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    This is getting to be a trend and a very positive one....good students....good players with proven ability....wanting to win and go to the NCAA.....fingers crossed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Sabonis departed and opened the scholarship up-- we had one opening for 1 year.
    Ah ya, for some reason I thought we were full already.

    Can never have too many shooters, especially when we are losing our best one.

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    That's a huge blow to Cal. They got unexpected good news with Rabb returning for a second year, but this pretty much evens it out. Outside of Rabb and Bird (who has never shown any consistency in 3 years) there isn't a whole lot left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags_Fanatic View Post
    An athletic wing that can shoot lights out from 3 would be an OUTSTANDING addition to this season's roster. Mathews is a grad transfer from Cal, eligible immediately and causes no issues with our scholarship situation for 2017. Please let this be true, I just hope Cuonzo doesn't try to put transfer restrictions on 2016-2017 opponents.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/ncaa/sourc...ansfer-gonzaga
    I don't think the Cal coach will have any say in this. Grad transfers can go to any school that qualifies.
    Gonzaga keeps getting High-quality Pac12 transfers!?! Heady times.

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    Well, it's kinda' been crickets around here for awhile....

    P.S.

    poster on dawn's board says he's going to USC to play with little brother.
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Good get, but man, if we go with a 3 guard lineup of Perk, NWG and Matthews we will be really undersized, none of those guys are over 6'3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Good get, but man, if we go with a 3 guard lineup of Perk, NWG and Matthews we will be really undersized, none of those guys are over 6'3.
    Kansas won a Championship not all that long ago with a 3 guard rotation of guys around that size or shorter. Just sayin'. 'Nova wasn't a real tall team last year. If dudes can shoot and play ball, what's the problem?

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    Jordan is thick and strong, plays much bigger than his height.

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    Unbelievable get...kudos to staff and program and of course JM!!
    Go Zags!!!

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    USC has 9 guards on their roster---don't see him going there.

    The lineup would be taller than Pangos/Bell/Stockton and we survived just fine during those years --all three of this years starting guards would be 6'3" experienced players-- the funny thing is only Perkins has the most Big Dance game experience-- more than the other two Pac 12 guards combined--- probably why so many transfers land here--they want to experience the post season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Good get, but man, if we go with a 3 guard lineup of Perk, NWG and Matthews we will be really undersized, none of those guys are over 6'3.
    They all are..........6 3 and up. Spy was this a joke??

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    What's the word on his defensive skills?

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    4*, Top-75 kid outta HS.

    Considered one of the top 3-pt shooting prospects during HS and in his 3 years at Cal.

    Career 42+% 3pt shooter. Over 460 attempts. Outstanding.

    That's Pangos-level accuracy.

    Gotta wonder how this impacts Silas Melson or Zach Norvell?

    A terrific get, if confirmed, yet what about fit? Lockerroom fit?

    Both of the aforementioned expect playing time, a lot of it. This could create tension/ripples, yet Jordan Mathews is proven and highly regarded.

    He was scouted as an NBA-level perimeter shooter.

    I'd love to see him join our squad. Best backcourt in the country? Top-3 hands down.

    He averaged 14 ppg on a Cal team with two 1st Round NBA players. Says it all. His #'s our good.

    Doesn't really "project" as a 3, but could learn the way.

    Have to wonder if this is a rumor or he mentioned passing interest. No confirmations via ESPN or reputable sites.

    He was a SG last season. Our guard duo is SET IN STONE. Williams-Goss and Perkins. Done.

    He'd have to be wiling to play off guard and second fiddle.

    I will wait and see on this one…curious though…

    He had 28 vs Zona, 23 in their NCAA game, etc.

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    Good get, maybe... But sucks for Silas Melson. I think Melson is primed for a breakout year. does Norvell then redshirt?
    Definite logjam at the 2

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    I particularly like this at the end of the article "Overall though, this is a rough departure for Cal and a big victory for whoever picks up Mathews' services for next season, as he's likely the best graduate transfer on the market."

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    A guy who average 13 a game on a team that wasn't bad, though crapped out in first round, is the type that wouldn't come if he wasn't planning on big minutes.

    Great get.
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