Cal hoops adds 4th transfer commitment of the offseason, former AAC guard
Former Memphis grad transfer shooting guard Keonte Kennedy committed to Cal Tuesday afternoon, becoming the 4th transfer addition for the Golden Bears this offseason. The program recently earned commitments from former Texas Tech big Fardaws Aimaq, Portland guard Mike Meadows and Northern Arizona guard Jalen Cone.
Cal will be Kennedy’s 4th college program, having entered the transfer portal 3 times. The 6-5 shooting guard first entered the portal following his freshman season at Xavier, landing at UTEP where he spent the next 2 seasons. He opted for a change of pace this time last season, committing to Penny Hardaway and the Tigers.
2023 was easily his best year in college basketball, too. Kennedy averaged 9.2 points per game with the Tigers last season, becoming a better shooter and defender in the process. He was a 27% shooter from range across his career heading into Memphis; last season he shot 38% from behind the line.
He made his announcement via Twitter Tuesday:
Know ya name ain’t Rudy, but GO BEARS🗣 @jMill2Real #GoBears 🐻🔵🟡 pic.twitter.com/TaVjzSrwPM
— Keonté Kennedy (@_keontekennedy) May 2, 2023
Cal is in serious need a refresh. The Golden Bears started and finished horrifically in 2023, finishing the year with an almost unbelievable 3-29 record. It stands as the worst final record in Cal basketball history.
A good group of transfers is how you turn the tide, however. The Golden Bears brought in Mark Madsen out of Utah Valley and look to completely revamp the team in 2024.
Settle in for the wait, Cal fans.