|Previous School:||Junipero Serra HS|
2011-12 Season (Freshman)
Made his Cal State Northridge debut against San Diego Christian (11/22/11).
Helped lead Junipero Serra High School to a 21-2 record in 2009-10 ... Played point-guard ... Also played soccer.
Born May 24, 1993 in Inglewood, Ca. ... Parents are William Godfrey and Lala Sow ... Stepfather is Dwight Cassell ... The Los Angeles Lakers are Ishmael's favorite team and also roots for Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls ... Denzel Washington is his favorite actor, and Halle Berry is his favorite actress ... His favorite television shows include ESPN's Sportscenter ... His favorite movie is Taken ... Loves to eat shrimp and chick alfredo pasta but stays away from sushi ... His favorite solo musical artist is Lil' Wayne ... Chose Cal State Northridge because "I thought it would be a good oportunity to make the team." ... His greatest moment is playing against the pros in a "Say No Classic" game ... The best athlete he has played against was Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder ... His best friend from another college is Marquis Lee, a wide receiver at USC ... The toughest thing about a student-athlete, according to Ishmael, is the long, hectic days ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to work on his ball handling and shooting, and to thank God ... Ishmael relaxes by listening to music and sleeping ... If Ishmael was President of the NCAA for a day, he would provide more money for student-athletes ... His favorite website is ballislife.com ... The most famous person Ishmael has met is Kobe Bryant ... The person in history Ishmael would like to meet is President Obama ... Would like to be stranded on a desert island with Jessica Alba ... If Ishmael had a million dollars, he would buy a house for his mom ... His advice to young people - "Don't let anyone tell you, you can't do something" ... The biggest obstacle Ishmael has overcome is "not quitting on basketball after being cut from my high school team." ... The one thing that always makes Ishmael smile is seeing his mom happy ... His greatest hero is his mom because of the way "she pushed me through my worst struggles." ... Kinesiology/Exercise Science major.