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Cal Adds Four Signees To 2024 Class

November 8, 2023
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BERKELEY – California women's basketball head coach Charmin Smith announced on Wednesday that Gabrielle Abigor, Lola Donez, Zahra King and Kamryn Mafua have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Golden Bears beginning in the 2024-25 season.
 
Both Mafua (No. 52) and King (No. 76) are currently ranked in the ESPNW HoopGurlz class of 2024 top 100 rankings. Abigor, Donez and Mafua were also teammates on the Jason Kidd Select AAU team that won the Select 40 national championship in July.
 
"In addition to what these young ladies bring on the basketball court, they exude high character, are invested in making an impact in our community and are the definition of student-athletes," Smith said. "They are a great fit for our culture and are Perfectly Berkeley!"
 
Abigor is a 6-foot-3 center out of Berean Christian High School in Walnut Creek, where she averaged 25.5 points, 18.4 rebounds and 9.7 blocks per game over the past three seasons and also led the nation in blocks as a sophomore during the 2021-22 season. In April 2022, Abigor was named to the MaxPreps California All-State Girls Division 5 First Team.
 
"Gabby is an elite athlete who can finish around the rim and aggressively impact the game on the defensive end of the floor," Smith said. "Gaby just gets better every year and I'm thrilled about having the opportunity to continue her development with us as a Bear!"
 
Donez, a 5-foot-11 guard, is in her first season playing for Lahainaluna High School in her hometown of Lahaina, Hawaii. She spent the previous three years of her prep career at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake. As a junior in 2022-23 season, she averaged 13.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game for the Lions on her way to being named the Marmonte League Player of the Year.
 
"Lola is a dynamic and explosive guard that can create her own scoring opportunities," Smith said. "Her length and athleticism will help us improve our defensive presence! She was assigned to guard some of the top players in the nation during her run to the Select 40 national championship this past summer."
 
King is a 5-foot-10 guard out of Brooklyn and currently plays for Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Going into her senior year, she owns career averages of 10.7 points, 2.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. At the conclusion of her 2022-23 junior season, King was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Girls Basketball Class 3A First Team.
 
"Zahra is a strong combo guard who has shown the ability to finish tough shots at the rim," Smith said. "She has a high basketball IQ that allows her to anticipate action on the court and brings an aggressive mentality on the defensive end. We're also looking forward to having that Brooklyn swagger here in Berkeley."
 
Mafua is 6-foot-1 guard/forward from Folsom Hish School in Folsom. During her junior season in 2022-23, she averaged 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and led the Bulldogs to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 championship and was the MaxPreps Sac-Joaquin Section Player of the Year. Mafua was also named to the 2022-23 MaxPreps California All-State Third Team.
 
"Kam is an extremely versatile player that can shoot the ball and stretch the floor as well as dominate in the paint," Smith said. "She's an aggressive rebounder and brings a competitive fire that helped her elevate her high school and club team! I know she'll bring that same mentality and energy to our squad next season."

Cal Adds Four Signees To 2024 Class

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drizzlybear
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Congratulations and welcome to Cal! Here's to your success on and off the court.

Go Bears!!
WantARoseBowlB4IDie
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This sure looks like a great group! Living only about 20 miles from Westtown, I may have to try & catch one of Zahra's games
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WantARoseBowlB4IDie said:

This sure looks like a great group! Living only about 20 miles from Westtown, I may have to try & catch one of Zahra's games
Sounds like a great idea. And wear your Cal gear!

Go Bears!!
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Without question I'll be solidly clad in Blue & Gold!
🐻 The Bear Will NOT Quit, The Bear Will NOT Die! 🐻
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