BERKELEY -- Gabby Green was halfway around the world when she made the decision to stay home for college.

The highly-sought after 6-foot-1 guard from St. Mary's High committed to Cal this week while in Jakarta, Indonesia with USA Basketball. Green is a member of the U-18 3x3 national team that is competing at the FIBA World Championships the next four days.

Before Green left for the tournament, her dad Will suggested that she use the week overseas to take a break from the pressures of the recruiting process. Instead, Green informed Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb of her decision shortly after arriving in Jakarta.

"I told her you'll have nobody calling you everyday or asking you where you're going to college," Will Green said. "But she got in touch last night and said 'Dad, I think I'm ready.'"

Green chose Cal, which advanced to the Final Four for the first time last season, over Tennessee, Rutgers and Ohio State. She is considered a top 10 national recruit by several recruiting services.

"I can't speak for (Gabby), but I think she was really comfortable with Coach Gottlieb," Will Green said.

Mikayla Cowling, Green's teammate at St. Mary's, has also committed to Cal. The duo led the Panthers to a 30-5 record and a North Coast Section Division IV championship as juniors last season.

Green averaged 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.9 assists per game. She was named the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division co-MVP along with Salesian's Mariya Moore, a Louisville commit.


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Earlier this summer, Green was one of the youngest members of the U.S. U-19 national team that won a gold medal at the FIBA World Championships.