Cal men’s basketball sophomore guard to transfer from program

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Cal men’s basketball sophomore Darius McNeill will be transferring from the program, according to Evan Daniels of 247Sports.

In his two seasons with the Bears, McNeill was a key feature in the offense, averaging 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals. The guard established himself as one of the Pac-12’s better shooters, hitting 133 three-pointers at a clip of 35.1 percent in his time at Cal.

McNeill had a promising freshman season, averaging 11.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists as the team’s point guard. In Cal’s final game of the season, McNeill broke Allen Crabbe’s program record for three-pointers made in a season by a freshman, setting the new mark at 67 made threes.

As a sophomore, McNeill moved over to shooting guard, allowing Paris Austin to take over at point guard. McNeill was marginally more efficient in his second year, but his numbers dipped, averaging 11.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists.

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