Cal Basketball: Corpus Christi Grad Transfer Kareem South Considering Cal
Kareem South, a graduate transfer who was Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's leading scorer last season, visited Cal over the weekend and is considering a move to the Bears' program, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
South is scheduled to visit Northwestern later this month and also has Vanderbilt on his list of schools he is considering. He is expected to choose one of those three schools as his transfer destination.
South, a 6-foot-2 guard from Toronto, Canada, averaged 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 36.7 percent from three-point range for TAMUCC last season. He also was a starter the two previous seasons, averaging 11.4 points in 2017-18 and 9.0 points in 2016-17.
Here is some game action from 2017-18 season
South was named to the third-team all-Southland Conference team, and he was a second-team selection to the Southland All-Academic squad, owning a 3.37 grade-point average while majoring in Biomedical Science. His bio says he plans to become an orthopedic surgeon, and all three schools he is considering have excellent academic reputations.
Here is a video of South speaking:
This past season Corpus Christi went 14-18 overall and 9-9 in the Southland Conference. The Islanders played two teams from power conferences last season, and South had six points in the road loss to Tennessee and 18 points in the road loss to Oklahoma State.
As a graduate transfer, Smith would be eligible to play in the 2019-20 season.
Here is a postgame video providing South's thoughts. (South is No. 11.):