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D-B alum Foreman chooses Cal over Santa Clara, Iowa State

Tanner Cook • May 21, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Makale Foreman is taking his basketball talents from the East Coast to the West Coast.

On Thursday afternoon, Foreman announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to the University of California-Berkley from Stony Brook. 

Foreman is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible this season. 

“I chose Cal because of how prestigious the school is and the opportunities I will have once I get done playing basketball,” Foreman said. “I really connected with Coach (Mark) Fox and the staff. Now I’m ready to get out there and go to work.”

Foreman is a former Dobyns-Bennett standout on the hardwood, scoring more than 1,000 points in his high school career. After a one-year stint at Hargrave Military Academy, Foreman stayed in his home state and spent two seasons at Chattanooga. 

He started 33 games for the Mocs his sophomore season and averaged 10.2 points. That followed a freshman campaign in which he came off the bench and appeared in 28 games.

Foreman then transferred to Stony Brook, where he completed his redshirt junior season and became one of the Seawolves’ main scoring threats. 

He set a program single-season record for 3-pointers made during the season finale against UMBC when he hit his 104th, surpassing Bryan Dougher’s 10-year-old mark of 95.

“This has been a tough process and I’m very thankful for all the schools that recruited me,” Foreman said in a Twitter message. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and life-changing experience. I believe this is the best decision for me and my career. With that being said, I’ll be attending the University of California-Berkley! #GoBears.”

The Golden Bears in their first year under Fox finished the season 14-18 and 7-11 in PAC 12 play. Cal was good at home, compiling a 12-5 record, but struggled on the road, going 1-10. 

Cal had a combined four seniors and grad transfer students on the roster from this past season on a roster of 16. 

Foreman’s other two finalists were Santa Clara and Iowa State.

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