The California Golden Bears are getting their big man back. Head coach Cuonzo Martin said to Today’s U that center Kameron Rooks will be fully cleared for all basketball related activities in two weeks. He had been recently dealing with a foot issue.
Rooks, as you may recall, has had an up and down career while with Cal.
After coming to the program as a three-star recruit, the center played sparingly in 2013. That year he played in 26 of 28 games before a foot injury ended his season. He then tore the ACL in his left leg prior to his sophomore season and missed the entire campaign while rehabbing the injury. He took a redshirt year.
However, he did see his time on the floor increase to over 17 minutes per game last season. He started in 10 of the 33 games he appeared in.
In his time last season, Rooks averaged 3.6 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor per game. He would add 4.9 rebounds and nearly a block per game, as well.
Rooks might be most famous for being the son of former NBA player Sean Rooks, who tragically passed away in June.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.