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Former four-star center joining Lorenzo Romar at Pepperdine

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SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 8: Coach Lorenzo Romar of the Washington Huskies directs his players in the first half of the game against the San Diego State Aztecs at the Viejas Arena on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

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Lorenzo Romar has secured the talents of a former four-star recruit looking for a fresh start.

Michael Cage, Jr., who announced last weekend he would transfer from Oregon, committed Thursday to Romar and Pepperdine, he announced on social media.

“After much thought I am excited to announce that I have decided to continue my education & collegiate basketball career at Pepperdine University,” Cage wrote. “I am excite to join head coach Lorenzo Romar and his staff.

“I look forward to being a part of the local community as well.”

Cage, the son of 15-year NBA vet Michael, Sr., sat out his first season in Eugene with an injury and then played sparingly in his second, playing just 71 total minutes. He came into Dana Altman’s program as a top-100 player in the 2016 class.

Romar is in his first season with Pepperdine after spending a year on Sean Miller’s staff at Arizona following his firing at Washington, where he spent 15 seasons.