Top recruit Moore picks Cal


Memphis’ loss is California’s gain.

Chicago prep point guard Charlie Moore has committed to Cuonzo Martin and the Golden Bears, he announced Wednesday night.

“Thanks to all the coaches who recruited me but this upcoming year I will be part of the Cal family,” Moore wrote on Twitter.

A consensus top-100 player in the 2016 class, Moore originally signed with Memphis but was released from his letter of intent when Josh Pastner left for Georgia Tech earlier this spring. Word on his re-recruitment was mostly kept quiet, but a number of high-level programs, including in-state Illinois, were seeking his services.

Moore is the top-ranked player in Illinois’ senior class and was the state’s Mr. Basketball after a season in which he led powerhouse Morgan Park High School to a 26-4 record during his senior season. He gives Cal a point guard that can fire away from 3-point range as well as superbly run an offense and get his teammates involved.

He’s talented enough to immediately take control of the Bears’ attack and make a significant impact.