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Fresno State hopes to get word on eligibility of point guard shortly

Cezar Guerrero

Fresno State’s Cezar Guerrero celebrates after winning a Mountain West Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game against Air Force Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Fresno State defeated Air Force 61-59. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Fresno State has struggled to a 4-8 start this season as they’ve been without junior point guard Cezar Guerrero, who is academically ineligible.

According to a report from Robert Kuwada of The Fresno Bee, Guerrero is waiting for the grades for fall semester to post so that he can recertify his NCAA continuing eligibility requirements. The deadline for grades to post is on Monday, so it’s likely that the junior will miss his 13th game of the season on Sunday when the Bulldogs face St. Katherine College, a non-Division I opponent.

Guerrero should give Fresno State more scoring pop if he can return to the lineup as he averaged 13.1 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore. The 6-foot-1 native of Huntington Park, California also shot 87 percent from the free-throw line but was a little more limited from the field, as he shot 41 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.

Fresno State opens the Mountain West Conference season on New Year’s Eve at New Mexico on Wednesday and it would be a big boost if Guerrero could re-enter the rotation.

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