I want to thank god that I’m able to announce that I’m committing to cal Berkeley GO BEARS!!!!!!!
— Kameron Rooks (@KameronRooks) January 2, 2013
Kameron Rooks, the son of former Arizona Wildcats center Sean Rooks, announced Tuesday night he committed to Cal.
The younger Rooks, a 7-foot, 270-pound senior from Mission High School in San Marcos, Calif., had Arizona among his list of finalists. He picked up a scholarship offer from coach Sean Miller in November and took an official visit to the Tucson campus last month.
Rooks had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UConn and Washington. He is considered a still-raw prospect with plenty of upside because of his size and bloodlines. Scout.com rates Rooks as a three-star recruit.
Sean Rooks played at Arizona from 1988 to 1992, starting 62 of 129 games. He averaged 11.6 points and 5.0 rebounds for his UA career, and then spent 12 seasons in the NBA.
Arizona has two signed players in this recruiting class — small forward Rondae Jefferson (check out this dunk here, if you haven’t seen it yet) and shooting guard Elliott Pitts.
Miller has room to sign two more players in the spring and/or summer and is hotly pursuing five-star power forward Aaron Gordon. While it would always be nice to sign a legacy recruit such as Rooks, Arizona is well-stocked with young post players and will continue to recruit more.