Dec. 2, 2010
Northridge, Calif. - Stuart Wesonga, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from San Marin High School in Novato, Calif., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Cal State Northridge men's basketball program.
"We are extremely excited about Stuart Wesonga becoming part of the Cal State Northridge program," said Braswell. "He is a young man who has grown leaps-and-bounds over the last couple years. 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 next year."
Wesonga enjoyed an outstanding junior season in 2009-10. Wesonga averaged 20.9 points (54 percent from the floor), 16.6 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game. His offensive prowess included a 44-point effort (15-of-20 from the floor) against Lincoln HS of San Francisco along with 23 rebounds and eleven blocks, and 31 points, 22 rebounds and eleven rebounds against Justin-Siena High School. In a later game against Justin-Siena HS, Wesonga scored 27 points along with 29 rebounds and six blocks.
In 14 games, Wesonga scored 20 or more points. In nine games, Wesonga grabbed 20 or more rebounds. In 24 games, Wesonga grabbed ten or more rebounds.
"Cal State Northridge is a perfect fit for me," said Wesonga. "I liked the campus, the academic support and obviously I am very excited about playing basketball at CSUN. I'm very much looking forward to being a Matador next year."
Wesonga's defensive exploits included 25 rebounds against Albany HS, 24 boards against Redwood HS and 22 rebounds against Hayward HS. Wesonga also produced a remarkable 16 blocks against Sonoma Valley HS.
Wesonga's senior campaign just started last week and he responded with 19 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks in a 57-53 win.
Two seasons ago as a sophomore, Wesonga scored 13 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 13 shots in just his ninth game on the varsity team.
"Stuart refuses to settle for second place," said his high school coach Craig Pitti. "If he falls short, you can bet he'll be up at the crack of dawn the next day in the weight room and the gym. His goal to avoid failure drives him to levels I haven't seen from very many athletes. Off the court, he also drives himself. He takes his classroom work seriously and strives to do his best. He takes a lot of pride in who he is and always wants to represent himself well."