South Florida transfer Ruben Guerrero has committed to the Samford Bulldogs, a source told FanRag Sports on Friday. A legit seven-footer, he was coming off his junior season with the Bulls.
Coming out of high school, most reputable scouting service websites had the big man listed as a three-star recruit.
As a freshman, he played in 28 games while starting 22 for South Florida. By season’s end, he averaged 5.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per outing. He also shot 47 percent from the floor.
During his sophomore campaign, Guerrero played in 32 of 33 games, while starting 19 for the Bulls. He would go on to averaged 5.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He bettered his efficiency numbers, shooting 60 percent from the floor.
As for his latest season in college basketball, Guerrero averaged 5.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. He also shot 51 percent from the floor.
Brian Gregory is South Florida’s new basketball coach. He took over for Orlando Antigua, who was let go during the season. Antigua is now on Brad Underwood’s staff at Illinois. The program saw a mass exodus of players when the coaching change happened, which is not uncommon during a transition cycle.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.