"Cezar developed a great relationship with Coach Ford, who is a former point guard," said Guerrero's travel team coach Dinos Trigonis of the Belmont Shores basketball club. "Also LeBryan Nash going there means a great piece will be there. And Cezar knows of J.P. Olukemi through our program. They came close to making the tournament this year, and Cezar wants to help them get there." - Dinos Trigonis, Caoch, Belmont Shores
Cezar Guerrero, a 6-foot point guard from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., committed to the Cowboys Tuesday. Guerrero chose the Pokes over OU, Iowa and Western Kentucky. He is currently ranked as the 25th-best point guard in the class of 2011 by Scout.com and Rivals.com ranks him as the 14th-best point guard prospect and the 61st-best prospect overall.
A couple of thoughts and observations about this sign..
- It doesn't solve our biggest problem at the moment. Big Men. We really need a big man that can come in and contribute immediately
- Rivals has him at 6'0'' 175 but ESPN has him listed at 5'11'' and 165 pounds. What is it? He looks small to me.
- A criticsism of Guerrero is that he is too flashy with the ball. Can he be trusted to run the point?
- It appear this kid has been through some adversity and has handled it well. He had to sit out his junior year due to transfer rules and his stock dropped. In order to go to the next level he had to make a big splash his senior season, and he did. His work ethic has to be commended, and that is what this team needs.
- He has unbelievable speed, handling and "point guard savvy", which is what this team needs
Oklahoma State has been hunting for a guy like this since the departure of Byron Eaton. He doesn't have to be the next John Wall. Just a solid point guard that can run the show. Kudos to Travis Ford and his staff for the effort.
This class is shaping up nicely and could be very strong with the addition of a good big man.