Having already addressed its void in the frontcourt with the spring signing of Gabriel Hughes and Saulius Kuzminskas, the Cal men’s basketball team went to work on the backcourt Friday, announcing the signing of Alhambra High guard Michael Lawson.
The 6-foot-2 Bay Area native earned all-league honors all four years at Alhambra, posting an obscene 24.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as a senior in 1999-2000. Lawson also holds the all-time scoring record at AHS, with 2,104 career points.
“We’re excited to have Michael join our program,” Cal head coach Ben Braun said about the team’s newest addition. “I like Michael’s versatility. He’s shown the ability to play both guard positions.
“Michael had an outstanding high school career and comes to us with tremendous potential. He has shown a strong interest and commitment in our program and our university.”