There are few benefits of Cal losing multiple players from last year. However, the biggest benefit is the availability of scholarships.
Due to Jaylen Brown's early departure, Cal had a scholarship left for 2016. As fate would have it, Charlie Moore, the best player in Illinois in the class of 2016, was available after decommitting from Memphis following Josh Pastner's departure.
As a result, Moore committed to Cal late last week.
Moore was one of just four unsigned ESPN Top 100 players in the class of 2016. Moore is the first Illinois Mr. Basketball to commit to a Pac-12 school since Chasson Randle committed to Stanford in 2011.
Cal's roster is now set for next season, barring any last minute departures, as all 13 scholarships are accounted for.
Moore's highlight video can be found below. He has a chance to be Cal's opening night point guard.