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The Runnin' Utes received a commitment Saturday from Gabe Bealer, a sophomore wing at City College of San Francisco, where Utah found standout senior point guard Delon Wright.
Rams coach Justin Labagh told The Tribune on Saturday night that Bealer was "probably a little overlooked" in playing with six Division I players as a freshman, but that he's an ambidextrous player who "can score everything around the rim."
He averaged 12.9 points on 54.7 percent shooting 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game for the Rams. Bealer shot just 33 percent from behind the arc but finished his freshman season on a 12-of-24 run.
"I'm not going to say he's Delon Wright, but he's similar," Bealer said, adding that while Wright obviously has more of a point guard's skillset, Bealer is a better shooter. "He's a high-flyer."
Bealer graduated from Sacramento's Antelope High 2013 and so should have three years left on his clock when he arrives at the U. next season.
Earlier this month, San Francisco tweeted that Utah's entire staff paid a visit to watch Bealer in action and set up a visit, and he was in transit on Saturday night after the news broke. The Tribune will try to catch up with him on Sunday.