Cezar Guerrero: 'I'm A Cowboy'

Oklahoma State got what it was looking for to go along with five-star recruit LeBryan Nash when point guard Cezar Guerrero informed Cowboys head coach Travis Ford on Monday night that he would sign with OSU during the April signing period.

Guerrero said Monday night that he knew what he wanted to do while visiting with his brother over the weekend, but wasn't prepared to announce his decision until after learning what transpired at Big 12 rival Oklahoma earlier in the day.

"I thought about it a lot and I thought about every situation (involving the colleges that were recruiting me). Oklahoma was one of my top schools and I was being recruited by coach (Jeff) Capel and after he got fired I immediately crossed them off the board," said the 6-0, 170-pound point guard from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.

"I'm relieved and excited and overwhelmed," said Guerrero, who averaged nearly 28 points a game as a senior. "It feels like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm just happy now. I'm a Cowboy.

"I just feel that Oklahoma State is just the right fit. Great coach and everything about it is great – facilities, people, just everything about it was great. I'm looking forward to being a Cowboy."

Guerrero joins the 6-6, 210-pound Nash as the only members of Oklahoma State's Class of 2011, although the Cowboys are still looking to sign at least one more player.

"That's really a big deal," Guerrero said of joining Nash at OSU. "With the rest of the guys already coming back, that makes us a real good team."

What set Oklahoma State apart from Iowa and Oklahoma, the other finalists? "I would have to say the people, the players, the coaches. I saw a good connection with these guys (when I made my official visit). These guys are like a family from what I saw ... Keiton (Page), Marshall Moses and then Michael Cobbins, and I would think LeBryan will be the same way."

Guerrero was modest in talking about his expectations next season as a freshman. "To get bigger and to get stronger, and to be the best player I can be on the court and be a better leader. I'm going to work my hardest to try to get a starting position and lead the Cowboys to some wins."

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