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Jackson, Matthews Elect to Leave Cal Basketball Program
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/22/2000

Sept. 22, 2000

BERKELEY - Juniors Shavaki Jackson and Kawai Matthews have decided not to return to the California women's basketball team this season, coach Caren Horstmeyer announced Friday.

"I'm disappointed that Shavaki and Kawai have decided not to continue playing for Cal," said Horstmeyer. "They've both expressed they have different priorities beyond basketball. I wish them well with their future plans."

Jackson, a 6-4 center from Berkeley, earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition after averaging 11.6 ppg and 8.7 rpg as a sophomore during the 1999-00 season. Matthews, a 5-11 reserve forward from Los Angeles, transferred to Cal from San Diego State and averaged 2.8 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 1999-00 in her only season with the Bears.

Meanwhile, junior guard/forward Masa Radovic has accepted a medical exemption, as she is unable to continue playing basketball due to severe back problems over the last two seasons. She will remain on scholarship but will not count against Cal's scholarship allotment. A 1997-98 All-Pac-10 Freshman team selection, Radovic played in 11 games for the Bears last season, averaging 5.3 ppg and 1.6 rpg before being sidelined with back ailments.

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