Guillandeaux Pulls Trigger

It appeared as though Ruben Guillandeaux was all set to wait another couple months before making a decision. However, the versatile St. Patrick's (N.J.) guard made one school ecstatic when he decided to end it this past weekend.

Ruben Guillandeaux was planning on waiting until the spring, but the St. Patrick's (N.J.) versatile 6-foot-5 ½, 180-pound senior guard decided to end his recruitment when he committed to La Salle over the weekend.

``He wanted to stay close to home," St. Patrick's assistant Ray Miller said. "It came down to him being comfortable – and he was comfortable with the staff and the situation at La Salle."

Guillandeaux is long, versatile guard averaging 13 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds per game this season. His length and ability to handle the ball at his size made him attractive to plenty of high-major schools.

Ultimately, he chose the Explorers over Washington State, USC, UTEP and Central Florida.

``I thought he was going to wait, but he really liked the staff and wanted to get it over with," Miller added. "La Salle was his first official visit. He got a little tired of all the attention. It became more of a distraction than an attraction."

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