Bears Sign Two Players to Letters of Intent

Nov. 8, 2006

BERKELEY - University of California men's basketball coach Ben Braun announced the signing of two high school players to National Letters of Intent Wednesday - forwards Harper Kamp and Omondi Amoke.

Kamp, a 6-8, 250-pounder from Mesa, Ariz., has led his Mountain View High School team to a pair of state championships in 2005 and '06. As a sophomore in 2004-05, he averaged 15.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg, helping Mountain View to a 32-1 record. Kamp was named the Arizona Player of the Year, as well as the East Valley Region Player of the Year for his efforts.

Last season, Kamp missed much of the early part of the year with a foot injury, but still recovered to lead his team to a 25-3 mark and another state title. In addition to repeating as the Region Player of the Year, he was a first-team all-state selection. Due to limited minutes during his first games back from injury, he averaged 10 ppg, 6 rpg and 3 apg during the campaign.

'Harper is a winner,' Braun said. 'He comes from a highly successful program, and he is an exceptional student and leader. He is a fundamentally sound post player who really competes on every possession. Those traits will enable him to thrive at the college level.'

Amoke, who stands 6-7, 205, hails from Oxnard High School in Oxnard, Calif. Rated the No. 91 national recruit by Hoop Scoop and the 22nd-best forward by Scout.com, he was voted MVP of the Pacific View League and the Ventura County Star Player of the Year as a junior in 2005-06. Amoke averaged 19.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.5 bpg and 3.6 spg, helping Oxnard HS to a 23-7 record. During his sophomore year, the athletic wing contributed 17.7 ppg and 12 rpg.

'Omondi has led his teams in almost every category,' Braun said. 'He is also an unselfish player who makes his teammates better. His explosiveness to the basket and defensive prowess will help our program tremendously.'

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