33 Guillaume Yango
33 Guillaume Yango
Birth Date: 01/31/1982
Height: 6-9
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Paris, France
High School: Les Arcades HS
Previous College: College of Southern Idaho
Position: Center
2003-04: Guillaume was listed among the top 20 centers in the country in Street and Smith's Preseason Basketball publication ... He played in 32 of Pacific's 33 games last season, starting 31 ... Over the last seven games of last season, he averaged 17.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game ... For the season, he was third on the team with 10.8 points per game and second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game ... Guillaume led the Tigers with 35 blocked shots, the seventh best total in school history ... Yango also had the fifth best single season field goal percentage (.580) in Pacific annals ... He had 18 points and five rebounds in Pacific's NCAA Tournament First Round win over Providence on Mar. 19 ... He had 22 points and eight rebounds against Cal State Northridge in the Big West Tournament championship game on Mar. 13 ... Yango earned Big West Conference All-Tournament honors after helping the Tigers to the Big West Conference championship with averages of 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... Yango earned Big West Player of the Week honors on March 1 after scoring a career-high 23 points with 10 rebounds against Cal State Northridge on Feb. 28 ... He scored 10 points against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 19, and had the game-clinching steal at the end of the game ... Yango had his second double-double of the year, with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Long Beach State on Feb. 7 ... He scored 17 points with a career-high four blocks against Santa Clara on Dec. 13 ... Yango scored a then career-high 18 points with six rebounds against Duke on Nov. 27 ... In his Tiger debut against San Jose State on Nov. 21, he had 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double. Guillaume among Big West Leaders in 2003-04: Overall Rebounds 13th with 5.8 per game Blocks 4th with 1.13 per game Conference Rebounds 13th with 5.6 per game Blocks 5th with 1.00 per game Junior College: Guillaume came to Pacific from College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID ... In 2002-03, he helped the Eagles to a 14-4 record in the conference and an overall record of 24-6 ... He averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while playing in 30 games (one start) as a sophomore ... Guillaume had season highs of 17 points and 15 rebounds ... In his freshman season at CSI, he played in 19 games, averaging 4.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. High School: Guillaume attended Les Arcades High School in Dijon, France, where he graduated in 2001 ... His senior year, Les Arcades went 24-6 overall ... During his junior year, Guillaume took part in the All Star game played at the end of the year ... Guillaume scored a career high 38 points and hauled in 16 rebounds against Besangon in 1999 ... Guillaume helped Les Arcades win the French Championship in 1998. Personal: Guillaume Yango was born on January 31, 1982 in Auberville, France, and is the son of Alain and Roselyn Yango ... Guillaume is majoring in business in his second year at Pacific ...While not on the basketball court, he enjoys TV, watching movies, and listening to music ... Guillaume hopes to one day play professional basketball. Thomason on Yango: "If Guillaume plays this year like he did against Providence and Kansas in the NCAA Tournament, I think everyone would be happy. Guillaume is getting bigger and stronger, and his outside shot is getting a lot better. I think now that he is learning more about the game, he is starting to tiptoe into being a very good player. He just has to work hard, have a great attitude, and do whatever he can to help the team be successful. We expect great things from Guillaume. Before the tournament, he was starting to get better and had some really great games. Hopefully he'll be able to pick up where he left off last season."