Angelo Chol Transfers to SDSU Men's Basketball

May 16, 2013

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State men's basketball has landed Angelo Chol, who spent the past two seasons at Arizona. The 6-9 forward, who had his Athletic Offer of Aid approved by SDSU, will sit out the 2013-14 campaign and be eligible in 2014-15 as a junior.

"Angelo is a local player who we have watched grow up," head coach Steve Fisher said. "We recruited him out of high school and are very familiar with his game. We are very excited to bring him home. He has size and toughness that help you win games."

The 225-pound Hoover High graduate returns to his hometown after playing two seasons in Tucson. As a freshman in 2011-12, Chol played in all 35 games and helped the Wildcats to a 23-12 record, which ended with an appearance in the NIT. In 12.2 minutes, Chol averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds, and shot an effective 56.3 percent from the field.

A season ago, the ultra-athletic Chol played in 28 games for an Arizona side that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and turned in a 27-8 record. The sophomore from San Diego averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes. Chol's top scoring and rebounding games came against Northern Arizona when he scored 10 points, and vs. Stanford when pulled down eight boards.

During his time in Tucson, Chol played against the Aztecs twice. In 2011-12, San Diego State beat the Wildcats inside McKale Center with Chol recording two points and one rebound in 19 minutes. Then in Hawaii last year, Chol played four minutes in helping UA beat SDSU for the Diamond Head Classic title.

Prior to his time at Arizona, Chol was one of the best players in the country at Hoover. He was the 73rd-ranked prospect in the country and the ninth-rated forward by Rivals.com. Chol finished his prep career with more than 2,000 points scored (2,133), ranked second on the national high school career blocked shot list (1,120), and was second in California high school history in rebounds (1,732) and games played (135). The four-time all-state pick left Hoover as a Parade, MaxPreps and ESPN RISE All-American, the San Diego Union-Tribune Player of the Year and California Mr. Basketball runner-up.

San Diego State is coming off a school-record fourth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament where it advanced past the second round for the second time in three seasons. Last year, the Aztecs finished with a 23-11 record, which represented their eighth-consecutive campaign of 20 or more wins, and their postseason berth was their eighth in a row as well.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2013-14 campaign may contact the SDSU ticket office at (619) 283-7378.