Ithaca, N.Y. — Cornell graduate and former men’s basketball captain Dwight Tarwater has committed to playing at the University of California at Berkeley.

Tarwater announced the news on his Twitter feed on Tuesday. He’ll pursue a public health master’s program at Cal.

Cornell’s basketball team finished last in the Ivy League last season.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native averaged 7.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 26 minutes per game for Cornell, according to NBC Sports. He started all 28 games in captaining the Big Red.

Dwight Tarwater

According to Cornell, Tarwater ranked ninth among Ivy teams in rebounding and seventh on the offensive glass.

Reports SB Nation:

“You’re getting a smart, tough, veteran player who can back up both the 3 and the 4 spot.  Rebounding is a skill that translates very well and we’ll be in dire need of it considering our lack of bigs.  He’ll be a good steadying influence should our young wings start playing out of control or get themselves into foul trouble.  …

Although there weren’t any specific highlights to be found, he did score a career high 23 points against Dartmouth and was featured in their highlight film.

Welcome to Cal, Dwight!

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.