Cal Basketball: Connor Vanover Reportedly Will Visit Arkansas, Vanderbilt

Cal's 7-foot-3 freshman has not made a decision about a possible transfer

Cal freshman Connor Vanover placed his name in the transfer portal several weeks ago, but has not yet decided whether he will transfer to another school or stay at Cal.

However, Arkansas is clearly a school he is condiering as Richard Davenport of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported via Twitter that Vanover plans to visit Arkansas next week.

Ben Parker of Cal Rivals reported that Vanover also has a trip to Vanderbilt lined up and hopes to make a decision by mid-May.

Vanover is from Arkansas so that interest makes sense. The Razorbacks fired head coach Mike Anderson after this past season and hired Eric Musselman, who led Nevada to the NCAA Tournament each of the past two years.

Vanderbilt also has a new head coach. Bryce Drew was fired after a 9-23 season, and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse was hired to lead the Commodores.

Earlier it was reported that Vanover had received interest from several schools, including Baylor, Oklahoma State, Maryland, TCU, Vanderbilt and Tulsa as well as Cal and Arkansas.

This past season Vanover averaged just 7.5 points and made 35.5 percent of his three-point shots, but he improved throughout the season. Over the final four games of the 2018-19 season, he averaged 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks while shooting 50 percent from three-point range (9-for-18). His best game came in a win over Stanford when he had 24 points and hit 5 of 6 three-point shots. Stanford coach Jerod Haase took notice.

Guys who are 7-foot-3 and can shoot from long range are rare, and Vanover figures to get better with playing time.

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