College AOTW
Athlete of the Week Basketball Long Beach City College Long Beach State’s College Athletes Of The Week

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Deishuan Booker, Long Beach State Basketball

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team hasn’t had the season they were hoping for to this point, but the 49ers did get off to a 1-0 start in the Big West with a win over UC Davis on Saturday. That was thanks in large parge to Deishuan Booker, who had 32 points in the win on 6-11 shooting, going 19-20 from the free throw line.

Naomi Hunt, Long Beach State Basketball

The Long Beach State women’s team also didn’t have the nonconference they were hoping for, but they also got off to a 1-0 start in conference play. The 49ers went on the road to UC Riverside and won a defensive game, 63-45. Hunt played 38 minutes and had 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and three steals in the win.

Jace Bass, LBCC Basketball

The LBCC men’s basketball team is 14-2, and Jace Bass has been balling out for the Vikings. Last week in wins over Rio Hondo and LA Trade Tech, Bass had 34 points, seven rebounds and four assists in one game and 26 points, seen rebounds and five assists in another.

Kaylin Brown, LBCC Basketball

The LBCC women’s basketball team fell to 7-11 last week with a 55-54 loss to Rio Hondo. Kaylin Brown played 32 minutes in the loss and led the Vikings with 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Brown shot 6-13 from the field.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.