Freshman guard Charlie Moore announced on Thursday that he will be transferring from Cal. Moore, who started every game at point guard, averaged 12.2 points and 3.5 assists for the Bears.
Moore will transfer to a school in his hometown of Chicago, to be closer to his ailing father.
With Moore’s transfer, the Golden Bears will return only one starter from last years team. The team loses sophomore Ivan Rabb to the NBA Draft, as well as seniors Jabari Bird and Grant Mullins. Combined, those players accounted for 50.8 points a game in a Cal offense that struggled to score all year. The only returning starter is defensive-minded Kingsley Okoroh, who averaged 4.6 points a game. The team will also lose role players Sam Singer and Kameron Rooks.
The future doesn’t look too bright for the Bears, who return a small sample of last year’s team, as well as a weak recruiting class. Charlie Moore was set to be the star for the Bears, but now with him gone, there is nowhere for Cal to turn. Don Coleman is the first name to come to mind, yet the JuCo transfer only averaged 4.6 points last year and has been plagued by injuries. Expectations should be low for Cal, and chances are they will fulfill those expectations.