Cezar Guerrero leaves OSU basketball team
BY Staff Reports
Monday, August 20, 2012
8/20/12 at 8:17 PM
STILLWATER — Cezar Guerrero, a sophomore on the Oklahoma State men's basketball team, will not be a part of this year's team due to personal reasons, it was announced Monday by coach Travis Ford.
Concerns over his mother's health and a desire to be closer to her during this time led to the request, according to a release by OSU.
"I have spoken with Cezar and his brother, J.C., and understand the difficult time their family is going through," Ford said in the OSU release. We wish Cezar nothing but the best, and pray for a speedy recovery for his mother, Martha.
Said Guerrero, "I really need to be near my mother during this difficult time for her. It's a difficult decision for me, but being with my mom and my family is the most important thing right now."
Guerrero leaves OSU in excellent academic standing according to Dr. Marilyn Middlebrook, associate athletic director for academic affairs at Oklahoma State.
Guerrero averaged 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 32 games last season as a freshman, including six starts. He scored a career-high 29 points against UTSA in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Cezar Guerrero averaged 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 32 games last season as a freshman. KT KING/Tulsa World file