The 6-foot-5 Guede, who passed on early offers from UW-Milwaukee and Nevada, has drawn interest from the aforementioned schools plus Wisconsin, DePaul, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Texas A&M. The heavy hitting mid-major programs are all over him and a few higher level schools see him as a rotation player who, because of his feel, is a worthy spring addition.
Monday night against Word of God, Guede saw one of his stiffest challenges – in terms of athletes on the floor – this season. Grace Christian dropped a tough one 73-66 as Guede fouled out midway through the 4th quarter.
"I love these types of games," Guede said. "This team was very athletic and they ran the floor very well." Guede shot 8-for-23 from the floor but was frustrated at times by a much more athletic bunch.
"It's a little frustrating when you know you're doing something well and you know the game's there and you take some stupid shots."
He finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 turnovers.
Next up for Guede is an official visit, which will be his third as he's been to Nevada and Milwaukee. The Texas A&M Aggies host him the weekend of March 1. The Aggies rolled into Sanford last week to check him out. After A&M, Guede isn't sure what he's going to do.
"The visits that I'm taking, that's where I feel comfortable with the coach and we've got a connection – how I get along with him over the phone, what he talks about with me and what the school is all about."
The native of England knows not only will he have a decision to make in regards to which college to attend but understands there is a difference from the mid-major to the high-major level. "Going somewhere where I really fit in and knowing that I'm going to get better (is important). I want to be given the opportunity to get better and get a good education of course.
"I'm just trying to enjoy it right now. I know the signing period is coming up real soon. I'll just have to sit down."
UNC-Wilmington recruit Charles Baker scored 17 points for Word of God and did not have one of his better shooting nights. Baker shot just 7-for-17 from the field and couldn't stick a perimeter bucket all night. He did, however, display an explosive step that he used to beat his man and dunk twice. He finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Seahawks assistant coach Bill Donlon was in the stands watching Baker and Guede.