April 10, 2012
The California basketball team lost a third member of its 2010 signing class on Tuesday, as guard Emerson Murray has decided to transfer, two sources within the program confirmed.
A third independent source indicated that Murray may transfer to another program, possibly on the West Coast, though his destination has yet to be confirmed.
Murray figured to see his playing time diminish with the additions of four-star 2012 signee Tyrone Wallace and the eligibility of Missouri transfer Ricky Kreklow coming into effect next season. Murray will transfer to another program where he has a better chance to play.
The departure of Murray follows the transfer to Baylor by Gary Franklin, and Murray's roommate Alex Rossi leaving the team to address "family issues, and needed to move closer to home."
No word yet from the program if they intend to sign an additional player tomorrow (April 11).
The Bears are big players for Polish big man Przemek Karnowski, Sami Eleraky out of Denmark, Los Angeles Price product Kahlil Johnson and four-star center Robert Upshaw.
UPDATE: Johnson, if he signs, would replace Murray in the scholarship count. The transfer of Renaldo Woolridge, who has been granted a hardship waiver from Tennessee, is, according to a source within the Cal program, "just a rumor."