Arella Guirantes

Height: 5’11

Position: Shooting Guard / Small Forward

Birthdate: October 15, 1997

Nationality: American

College: Rutgers (2021)

Scouting Report:

Very skilled offensive player. Very good decision maker in pick and roll sets. Arella is able to create a great shot against any defender.  She is very unselfish and can finish around the rim very well with either hand. Defensively, she can guard positions 1-3 and has very active hands. Good rebounder for a wing player.  Averaged 26.5 ppg in her last two NCAA tournaments.

2021: Current WNBA player with the Los Angeles Sparks.

College Highlights: 2x All-America (Hon. Mention – 2021/AP; WBCA…2020/AP; WBCA; USBWA) … 3x All-Big Ten (2021; 2020 First Team by Coaches, Media; 2019 Hon. Mention) … 

2021: Current WNBA player with the Los Angeles Sparks.

2020-21: 1 of 5 finalists for both Staley Award as top D-I guard and Drysdale Award as nation’s top shooting guard; also 1 of 15 on Wooden Nat’l POY ballot. Only player to rank among Big Ten’s top 5 in pts, assts, stls and blocks per game. Was 3rd in Big Ten in ppg, 17th in D-1. Had triple-dub as senior with 17p/10r/11a vs. Manhattan. Averaged 20 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.4 apg and 2.1 steals per game.

2019-20: Led Big Ten in scoring (12th, D-I) at 20.6 ppg. First player in RU history to average 20+ pts, 6+ rebs, 3+ assts in a season. Set RU mark for made FTs (171), including a 14-14 effort vs. Wisconsin.  Averaged 28.5 ppg in the NCAA tournament.

2017-18: Sat out per transfer rules … 

At Tex. Tech (2016-17): Starter as frosh at Texas Tech … 

 

PREP: NYSSWA All-State First Team at Bellport (NY) High School, scored more than 2,000 pts before avg’g 33p, 13r, 3.5a, 3s, 2.6b at IMG Academy … PERS: Journalism major at RU wants to be analyst and loves creating content. Favorite RU and WNBA player is former Cappie Pondexter.  Person she most admires is Kobe Bryant for his work ethic, mental toughness and passion.