Son of Former NBA All-Star Peja Stojaković Transfers to Cal

Andrej Stojakovic will reportedly transfer to Cal after spending one season with Stanford.
Andrej Stojakovic will reportedly transfer to Cal after spending one season with Stanford. / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

Andrej Stojaković, a transfer guard from Stanford and the son of former NBA All-Star Peja Stojaković, has committed to Cal, a source told Sports Illustrated's Kevin Sweeney.

A former McDonald's All-American, Stojaković had no shortage of suitors after he announced his decision to enter the transfer portal in March, as the likes of Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan expressed interest in the Sacramento, Ca., native.

Ultimately, Golden Bears coach Mark Madsen, a former NBA player himself, won Stojaković over after just one recruiting visit.

"It was just the overall transparency from Coach Madsen and his staff," Stojaković told ESPN. "We had many conversations about a development plan, what me at Cal could look like. Just overall, the consistency with them recruiting me, spending time with myself and my family."

Stojaković averaged 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 40.9% from the field and 32.7% from beyond the arc in 32 games played for the Cardinal in 2023-24.

Stojaković's father Peja spent 16 seasons in the NBA, making three All-Star teams while establishing himself as one of the best shooters in the league. Stojaković won an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks before announcing his retirement in December of 2011.


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