Christian Guess is an elite student-athlete currently attending Shaker Heights High School in metropolitan Cleveland. The talented wing runs with the Ohio Basketball Club AAU team on the Adidas circuit where he uses his blend of length, ball handling, shooting, and athelticism to help his team garner wins and capture the attention of college programs seeking his skill-set that has become en vogue in modern basketball. Although he’s best known for high flying finishes at the rim and non-stop effort, Christian is more than just an athlete, as he holds down a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for OBC as a team and for you individually?
CG: As a team, we did well. We moved the ball around, everyone got great looks. And individually I did good, got to play in front of a lot of coaches and show my talent.
'18 Shaker Heights W Christian Guess will be one of the top scorers in Cleveland next year. Getting buckets from all three levels for OBC.
— Corey Albertson (@Corey_Albertson) July 16, 2016
— Steven Newton (@3rdCoastHoops) December 17, 2015
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
CG: I like to play with a chip on my shoulder and I have a passion for the game like no other. Some people might say I’m a hot head and all that, but I’m not, I just have that fire in me.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
CG: Daily, I like to get in the gym real early around 5am when nobody is up working, and I have the gym to myself. I workout 2-3 times a day.
Christian Guess with 25 pts from Glenville
— David Cassilo (@dcassilo) December 16, 2015
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
CG: My favorite subject is Math, always has been. I like to average a 3.5 GPA.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
CG: I want to major in Sports Management
EM: What are your interests off the court?
CG: I listen to music a lot, I like shoes and I like playing 2k16. I’m a people person, I hang with a minimum of 3 people.
Like the potential of Christian Guess (18/OBC) 6'6 wing with nice length, finishes at the rim, good motor, has tools to work with @durb1220
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) July 27, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
CG: Miami (OH) and Kent State have offered.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
CG: Xavier, Youngstown St, UNLV, Penn state
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
CG: Cleveland State camp and that’s about it.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
CG: Where my Mom wants to go basically.
OBC 16's upset Compton Magic 81-69 behind great team D.Dwayne Cohill beast in transition&6'5 Glenville Christian Guess scoring on wing,
— Rodger Bohn (@rodgerbohn) July 8, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
CG: Win a state championship, play division 1 basketball, and go to the NBA of course. And to get my mom and family out of Cleveland!
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
CG: Just keep going, keep chasing your dream, don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do something. Want to be better than others – work at it and just hanging with the right crowd.
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