McDonald travels to see WKU recruit Guerrero on first day of live period

Jonathan Lintner

WKU’s first day of the fall live period, which allows coaches to make visits both to recruits’ homes and schools, started out with a long flight for Head Coach Ken McDonald.

Cezar Guerrero, a senior at St. John Bosco High School (Calif.), said McDonald flew out to watch his practice Thursday and chat with the four-star prospect, rated 61st in the latest Rivals 150.

Guerrero will make a visit to campus next weekend, and he said distance is not a factor in his recruitment. Right now, Guerrero said his interest in WKU is “really high.”

“Any place that gives me the opportunity to make it to the next level, which is the pros, it’s possible,” he said. “If coach McDonald can get me to the next level, I’d be willing to go to Western Kentucky.”

Guerrero said he’ll wait until after his high school basketball season or perhaps his “senior day” at St. John Bosco to announce his school of choice.

After visiting WKU, Guerrero said he plans to use all his NCAA-mandated official visits before making a decision. He’s expecting coaching visits from Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Illinois, Louisiana State, St. John’s, Seton Hall, UCLA, UNLV, Colorado, Washington and Washington State during the live period.

Never fear, WKU fans. While Guerrero’s garnering looks from a number of major programs, Kentucky is a place he’d like to play basketball.

“Basketball is the main thing in Kentucky,” Guerrero said. “They worship basketball, so it would be great to go there.

“I only heard about (WKU) when they made their run to the NCAA tournament. I was rooting for them because they were a Cinderella team.”