Wednesday April 27th, 2016

Columbia graduate transfer Grant Mullins has committed to California, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reports.

Mullins averaged 13.1 points and shot 43.1% from three-point range last season for the Lions. The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter will have one season of eligibility at Cal, which he can use immediately after graduating from Columbia this spring.

Borzello reported Mullins chose the Golden Bears over Michigan and Syracuse.

The Canadian product missed the end of his sophomore season and the entirety of his junior year due to head and neck injuries. Ivy League rules prevent student-athletes from redshirting, so Mullins was forced to take his talents outside the conference for his final year of eligibility.

The addition of Mullins is the second piece of good news for Cal this week. Freshman forward Ivan Rabb announced on Monday that he would return for his sophomore season despite his status as a possible lottery pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

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The Golden Bears finished with a 23-11 record last season after being upset by Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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