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Chauca Commits to Cal
"They've got great coaches and I like how the academics are world class over there too," Chauca told Scout.com. "It's very multi-cultural and a very prestigious university. There's a lot of history in Berkeley and some great minds have come out of that university."
Multiculturalism means a lot to Chauca, who is half-Peruvian, half-Pacific Islander (becoming just the 10th Filipino-American to ever play Division I basketball when he steps on the court next season) and is dating the Miss Teen Philippines-America first runner-up for Washington, D.C.
Chauca – a 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard – is a left-handed shooter with a big-time motor, solid ball-handling skills and range out to the three-point arc.
Chauca will not be signing a traditional National Letter of Intent. Instead, because the signing deadline has passed (May 21), he will sign scholarship agreement papers.
As a senior, Chauca averaged 23.1 points per game, 7.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. Before a late-season bout with mononucleosis, Chauca had a remarkable 90-percent mark from the charity stripe, shot 64% from the field and 49% from beyond the three-point arc.
Chauca joins Kingsley Okoroh, the seven-foot center who initially signed with head coach Cuonzo Martin at Tennessee, before Martin came out to Berkeley.
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