With the signed letter of intent from Ransom Everglades combo guard Sam Singer, the Bears completed a talented trio of early signees for the 2013 Cal class, with Singer joining Salesian (Richmond, CA) wing Jabari Bird and Santa Monica combo guard Jordan Mathews in the Bears' Top 20 rated class.
The sharpshooting Singer averaged 34.1 points and 7.7 assists per game as a junior for Ransom Everglades. As a sophomore, Singer posted an impressive 21.4 points-per-game average, along with 6.2 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. Singer also led the Raiders to the semifinals of the district playoffs in 2011-12 in his All-State season
"I'm extremely happy be signed with Cal and am really looking forward to the next four years," said Singer.
"I haven't been able watch any games but I've been following along, checking their scores and game reports and stuff like that."
Cal head coach Mike Montgomery values player who have the ability to score and create scoring in many ways and is happy to have the 4 star 6-4 combo guard join the program.
“Sam is a combo guard that can play the point,” Montgomery said. “He has size and a real good basketball IQ. He can shoot the ball and is a very good passer. Sam is a basketball junkie who really understands the game. He really wants to be a good player and knows how to win. It is not often you go coast-to-coast to get a guy, but he came out to our team camp and we were very impressed with him. We are excited about Sam.”
Singer's had his eye on the Bears' talented backcourt duo of junior guards Justin Cobbes and Allen Crabbe and their impressive 100+ point total in the opening two games of the Bears' 3-0 start.
"Those guys are really leading the team and shooting a high percentage," said Singer. "It will be interesting to see if they can keep up this pace.
"It seems like Coach Montgomery really lets the guards play freely and puts them in a good position to score.
"I think my game fits really well into their system. I play both guard spots and can see the floor well, set guys up and create things for myself so it should be interesting to see how I fit in there next year."