California native Brandon Randolph will stay in-state and play for Pepperdine, he announced via his Twitter feed Saturday.
Pepperdine was considered the leader, according to Eric Bossi of Rivals.com, so Randolph’s commitment is not a surprise.
Randolph is considered a borderline Top 100 prospect and a huge get for head coach Marty Wilson and the Waves.
He is a solid lead guard in transition, with the ability to push the floor and get his team out on the run.
During his junior season at St. Bernard (Calif.), Randolph averaged 19.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game for a team that finished 24-8.
He held notable offers from USC and San Diego State, as well. USC picked up a guard commitment of its own on Sunday, as Connecticut native Kahlil Dukes pledged to the Trojans.
As for Pepperdine, the Waves finished last season with an overall record of 10-19, including 4-12 in the WCC. Wilson has gotten a head start on the Class of 2013, with Randolph already being the fourth commitment for the Waves.
That class will come after the group of 2012 that takes the court for the first time this season, which is comprised of four players, led by forward Stacy Davis.