An interesting offseason just got a little crazier for the Cal men's basketball team.
Junior guard Jordan Mathews announced on Twitter Tuesday that he plans to graduate this summer and transfer to another school in order to earn his master's degree.
While no announcement was made regarding his destination, Mathews plans to transfer to Gonzaga, a source told CSNBayArea.com Tuesday afternoon.
Under NCAA rules, Mathews will be eligible to play with his new school right away.
Shortly after 2pm Tuesday, Mathews issued the following statement through his personal Twitter account:
"I want to thank the University of California, Berkeley, the Men's Basketball staff, my teammates, and the Golden Bear fan base for all of their support throughout the past three years. This summer, I will earn my undergraduate degree and have decided to pursue my master's degree at another university. This decision was not easy but I am incredibly thankful for this experience. The relationships I have developed will last a lifetime. I will always be a Cal Bear and I will forever cherish my time in Berkeley."
Mathews finished the 2015-16 season as the Bears' third-leading scorer. In 34 games, he averaged 13.5 points per contest. He also averaged 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
In late April, Cal lost star freshman Jaylen Brown to the NBA Draft, but retained fellow freshman Ivan Rabb, who decided to stay for his sophomore season.
Will always be a Golden Bear at heart! pic.twitter.com/km5ioiPjSC— Jordan Mathews (@JordanMathews22) May 31, 2016