May 10, 2011
Northridge, Calif. - Allan Guei, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound point guard from Compton High School in Los Angeles, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Cal State Northridge men's basketball program, according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell.
Guei will enroll at Cal State Northridge in the fall of 2011.
"We're very excited and fortunate to have a point guard of his caliber," said Braswell. "Allan is a player who makes great decisions. He is jet quick who can also lock down people defensively. He is a pass first point-guard who can also score when needed. Allan has great leadership abilities on the court. He is a young man of great character who people respect."
During the 2010-11 season, Guei averaged 20.1 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and collected 2.5 steals per game in helping the Tarbabes to a 21-11 record.
Guei's best scoring efforts included 22 points against Corona Del Mar, 20 points each in games against Centennial of Corona and Lakewood, and 19 points against Long Beach Poly.
Guei collected a season-high six assists in two games, and grabbed a season-high eleven rebounds against Peabody (Alexandria, Va).
In helping Compton High School to the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section and the regional finals in the Southern California Division III, Guei gained first team All-CIF Division 2AA honors.
"I decided to go to Cal State Northridge because I felt like it was the right place for me to succeed," said Guei. "I really trust the coaching staff who are great people and who are positive to be around. My game is basically doing everything the coach needs me to do. I bring a lot of leadership at the point guard position. I run the team like a true point guard. My goals at Northridge are to win championships, be the best player I can be and earn a degree."
During his junior campaign, Guei helped Compton reach the CIF Division 2AA title game by averaging 15 points and seven assists per game.
Tony Thomas is Guei's head coach at Compton High School. "This was my greatest honor as a coach to watch this young man overcome all odds and receive a Division I scholarship," said Thomas. "He will be a tremendous ambassador for Cal State Northridge. He is one tough player. He's a tenacious on-the-ball defender and is very quick and athletic."
Guei is the second high school senior to sign a national letter of intent with Cal State Northridge. During the fall of 2010, Stuart Wesonga, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from San Marin High School in Novato, Calif., signed with Cal State Northridge.
Wesonga, who was born in Kenya, enjoyed an excellent season in 2010-11. Wesonga helped his team to a 30-5 record, a 15-1 record and a first place finish in the Marin County Athletic League, and the North Coast Section basketball title.
In a 51-46 victory over top-seed Bishop O'Dowd in the NorCal playoffs and a 46-43 verdict over second-seed El Cerrito in the championship game, Wesonga scored 52 points, grabbed 55 rebounds and blocked eleven shots. Against El Cerrito, Wesonga scored 27 points, grabbed 28 rebounds and blocked six shots. Against Bishop O'Dowd, Wesonga scored 25 points, grabbed 27 rebounds and blocked five shots.
For the 2010-11 senior season, Wesonga averaged 21.5 points, grabbed 20.3 rebounds and blocked 5.2 shots per game.
"Stuart (Wesonga) is a young man who has grown leaps-and-bounds over the last couple years," said Braswell. "He is a great athlete. He is a great defender and rebounder who really likes to mix it up. We think Stuart is going to add another dimension to our program on both the defensive and offensive sides in the years ahead."
Wesonga was named MCAL Player of the Year, Northern California Player of the Year (Division III) and third team All-State in 2010-11.
"Cal State Northridge is the perfect fit for me," said Wesonga. "I liked the campus, the academic support and obviously I am every excited about playing basketball at CSUN. I'm very much looking forward to being a Matador next year."
Braswell followed Wesonga's senior season and is proud of his accomplishments.
"Stuart's goal was to lead his team to a CIF championship and that is exactly what he accomplished," said Braswell. "He is another incoming player who has a great work ethic. He put up great offensive and defensive numbers particularly during the playoffs and the CIF tournament."