Harper Kamp, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., has decided to put an end to his recruitment. The three-star prospect had more than eight scholarship offers, but ultimately decided to attend California.
"Honestly, it wasn't a very hard decision for me," Kamp told Bear Territory. "The fact that I know I can go there and develop more as a student-athlete was what made Cal stand out as the place that I wanted to be. I felt extremely comfortable in Berkeley. Just being in that atmosphere, with so much going on – it was really invigorating. There was an energy and drive and that's the type of person I am."
Kamp, who averaged 15.0-points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game as a junior at Mountain View High School, had scholarship offers from the likes of Arizona State, Iowa, New Mexico, Oregon, Southern California, Stanford and Washington State.
UCLA was also showing quite a bit of interest in Kamp. However, California emerged as the team to beat for a number of reasons.
"What put Cal over the top was the way Coach Braun stayed recruiting me," Kamp told Bear Territory. "They were the leader heading into my trip simply because when Arizona stopped recruiting me, he was there.
"I had a stress fracture that I had to deal with early in the season and he would still fly out; three times at least during the middle of the season," he added. "That meant a lot to me."
Harper Kamp Scouting Report: Limited athletically, Kamp relies on a heady and skilled approach to the game. Very good at using his body to get position, Kamp can score the ball with either hand around the basket. He also has a nice touch on his midrange jumper and passes the ball well out of the high post. -Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com