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Jorge Gutierrez
Player Profile:
Jorge Gutierrez 1260283
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico
High School: Findlay College Prep
Experience: 3 Letters

The first recruit signed by head coach Mike Montgomery at Cal (mid-May 2008), Gutierrez is a versatile guard who can play several positions on the court ... proved to be an invaluable reserve coming off the bench ... consistently one of the hardest-working players whenever he's on the court ... named the team's Defensive Player of the Year last season.

As a Junior (2010-11): All-Pac-10 first-team selection, and also made All-Pac-10 defensive team, USBWA All-District team and the Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... named the team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year ... scoring average 14.6 led the team ... reached double figures in 25 of 33 games and led Cal in scoring 12 times ... ranks seventh on Cal's single-season steals list with 54, which led the team ... saw his ppg average increase by more than nine points from last season ... turned in a monster performance against UCLA (2/20), notching a new career-high 34 points, along with three steals and six assists ... tallied nine points in the overtime period against the Bruins, including some clutch free throws ... scored at least 20 points seven times, including 25 points against Ole Miss in the first round of the NIT ... during his streak of 10 consecutive double-digit performances, averaged 20.3 ppg in those games. ... tied his season high in steals with four and career high in blocks (2) at Oregon State (2/26) ... also had five steals vs. Stanford (3/5) ... secured a then-career-high 25 points against Arizona (2/5) before fouling out in the first overtime period ... earned his second straight 20-point performance with 24 at Washington (2/10) to go with his season-high-tying seven rebounds ... at home against Arizona State (2/3), paced Cal with 18 points and notched a then-season-high seven rebounds ... scored all 19 of his points at Washington State (2/12) in the second half ... secured his first career double-double against Oregon State with 16 points and a career-high 11 assists ... posted a new season high of four steals at Arizona to go with his 14 points, shooting 7-for-9 from the free throw line ... was good on 11 of his 14 tries against Oregon, leading to his 17 points for the game ... also notched four steals at USC ... in the Old Spice Classic, made four of his five three-point attempts vs. Boston College, reached double figures in scoring in two of the three games (10, 12) and collected two steals against Notre Dame.

As a Sophomore (2009-10): Earned Pac-10 All-Defensive honors despite averaging only 20 mpg ... recorded career highs in scoring (15) and assists (6) vs. Washington State ... tied his career best in rebounds with eight at USC and also snagged two steals against the Trojans ... made his first postseason start against Louisville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... drilled a key three-pointer late in the second half at Arizona State to help seal the win ... made his first career start against Syracuse on Nov. 19 ... scored 12 points vs. Iowa State ... dished out five assists at Kansas and vs. UC Santa Barbara ... returned to the lineup on Jan. 23 after missing five games due to a knee injury suffered in the first half of Cal's Pac-10 opener vs. Stanford ... reached double figures with 10 points against Washington and Washington State at home ... had 3 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament ... added eight points and two steals vs. UCLA in the semifinals and picked off a career-high-tying 5 steals against Washington in the final ... started 13 games.

As a Freshman (2008-09): One of Cal's strongest defenders, securing a team-best 27 the quarterfinal round of the Pac-10 Tournament, recorded a career-best 14 points against USC and led the Bears in assists with a career-high of five ... played a big role in Cal's come-from-behind victory vs. Stanford, as he tallied five steals, a career-high eight rebounds and tied his then-collegiate best of 10 points against the Cardinal ... tied for fifth on the team in scoring (4.7 ppg)...collected at least five rebounds nine times...despite being a freshman, averaged over 18 minutes per game...led the Bears with four assists at Washington...also had three vs. Washington State ... had a good all-around game in a win at Utah, recording three steals, four assists and his first collegiate block ... notched eight points against Colgate with three rebounds, two assists and two steals ... posted seven points and five boards against Dartmouth ... had a then-career-best 10 points at UNLV ... scored nine points vs. USC on Feb. 26... appeared in every game of the season.

High School:Averaged 13.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.7 spg and 2.6 apg for Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., as a senior ... named MVP at the National Prep School Invitational in Rhode Island where he poured in 17.5 ppg, shot 83.4 percent from the floor (15-for-18) and defended four different positions, helping his team to a runner-up finish ... prior to attending Findlay, Gutierrez played at Lincoln High School in Denver for two seasons ... in 2006-07, averaged 20.3 ppg and 3.7 rpg, shooting 61.4 percent from the floor (153-249), 61.5 percent from three-point range (16-26) and 74.9 percent from the free throw line (134-179) ... a year earlier, led the Lancers to the Colorado state championship and earned tournament MVP honors ... contributed 22.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg on 58.8 percent field goal shooting (163-277) over the course of the campaign.

Personal: Jorge Ivan Gutierrez ... born Dec. 27, 1988, in Chihuahua, Mexico ... parents are Fernando Gutierrez and Bertha Cardenas ... has two brothers, Fernando and Julian ... includes drawing among his hobbies ... major in interdisciplinary studies.

Career Highs
Points: 34 vs. UCLA, Feb. 20, 2011
Rebounds: 8 twice, last at USC, Feb. 4, 2010
Assists: 11 vs. Oregon State, Jan. 27, 2011
Blocks: 2 twice, last at Oregon State, Feb. 26, 2011
Steals: 5 twice, last vs. Washington, March 13, 2010

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