BERKELEY -- It's been a pretty good week for Cal basketball coach Mike Montgomery, who has landed his second top-100 national recruit for his class of 2013.

Jordan Mathews, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound four-star shooting guard from Santa Monica High, said Sunday he gave the Bears an oral commitment at the end of his official campus visit.

"It was a no-brainer," Mathews said of choosing Cal over Kansas State, Wake Forest and Marquette.

The son of former USF coach Phil Mathews is rated as the nation's No. 85 overall prospect by Rivals.com.

He lived in San Francisco until the age of 10 and said, "I feel really comfortable in the Bay."

On Wednesday, Cal got word that Jabari Bird, the No. 20 prospect from Salesian High in Richmond, intends to sign with the Bears.

"Jabari's really good," Mathews said. "He's easy to play with and I'm good friends with him."

Just as Bird said he hopes to persuade other top recruiting to attend Cal, Mathews said he will lobby AAU teammates Torren Jones and Marcus Lee, both big men, to join them in Berkeley. He said the chances are "very high" that at least one of them picks Cal.

Commitments cannot become binding until the letter-of-intent signing period begins Nov. 14.

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