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San Diego State lands Cal graduate transfer Kameron Rooks

California v Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Kameron Rooks #44 of the California Golden Bears and Dakarai Tucker #14 of the Utah Utes fight for a rebound in the first half at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 27, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

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San Diego State picked up a graduate transfer big man for next season late this week when Cal center Kameron Rooks committed to the Aztecs.

The 7-foot-1 Rooks is the first recruit of the Brian Dutcher era for the San Diego State as he will be immediately eligible this season.

Rooks was injured during a good chunk of his time at Cal as he missed one season with an ACL injury, had surgery on his foot last summer, and then had surgery on the same knee again last season. A reserve big man at Cal the past two seasons, Rooks averaged a little over 17 minutes per game each of the last two seasons.

During the 2016-17 season, Rooks averaged 4.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and just less than a block per game. If healthy, Rooks gives San Diego State an experienced post presence who should be able to be a solid rotation piece for next season.