Cal Basketball: Report: Vanover Will Choose Between Arkansas and Vanderbilt Soon

Connor Vanover reportedly is visiting Arkansas this weekendPhoto by Neville E. Guard - USA TODAY Sports

Cal's 7-foot-3 freshman is visiting Arkansas campus this weekend, according to Adam Zagoria

Cal's 7-foot-3 freshman Connor Vanover is visiting Arkansas at the moment, and after this weekend, he is expected to decide between Arkansas and Vanderbilt as his transfer destination, according to a Tweet by Adam Zagoria.

Vanover has made no announcement regarding his plans, and he has not publicly dismissed the possibility of staying at Cal. However, this Tweet implies that Vanover will transfer to one of those two schools.

It was reported earlier that Vanover had scheduled trips to both Arkansas and Vanderbilt.

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.

(Click here for a story about Vanover that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on Thursday.)

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.

(Click here for an interview with Mark Fox.)

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.

(Click here for a video of Mark Fox discussing Vanover and Justice Sueing.)

(Click here for a report that Justice Sueling is expected to transfer to Ohio State.)

(Click here for report that Kuany Kuany has committed to Cal for 2019.)

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