5 - Deon Tresvant
Deon Tresvant
Born: 11/21/1985
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
High School: Cabrillo
College: Long Beach
Position: Guard
EXP: 1V
Cal State Northridge
Described as an "explosive scorer", according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell ... Has the ability to have a very special season ... Has the ability to take over a game in clutch situations ... Has gotten a lot stronger since last season ... A player who can put points on the scoreboard ... Can slash to the basket and also score points from the perimeter ... Can play both guard positions ... A very good on-ball defender, according to coach Braswell. 2007-08 Season (Junior)
A Second Team All-Big West selection ... Voted Best Sixth Man by the league coaches ... Voted team MVP ... CSUN's leading scorer (13.9 ppg, #10 in the Big West) while averaging 26.1 minutes per game off the bench ... Averaged 16.3 ppg during league play. #5 in the Big West ... Scored a career-high 31 points (23 in the second half) to lead CSUN to a come-from-behind 88-84 victory at UCSB (1/5/08) ... The 31 points was eighth-best in school history, and the most since Mike Efevberha scored 39 points vs Cal State Fullerton (1/7/06) ... In addition to the 31 points, Tresvant tallied career-highs in rebounds (7), steals (4) ... Hit 10-for-17 shots from the floor against the Gauchos, including 7-for-11 from 3-point territory (third-best in school history) ... For his efforts at UCSB and 16 points at Cal Poly (1/5/08), Tresvant was named Big West Player of the Week ... Hit six 3-pointers in the second half en route to a 20 point effort in CSUN's 66-62 victory at UCR (1/16/08) ... A team-leading 83 3-pointers, second-best in the Big West and second all-time for a single season at CSUN ... Attempted 201 three-pointers, #2 all-time for a single season at CSUN ... Shot .413 (83-for-201) from three-point territory, #7 in the Big West ... Made at least one three-pointer 29 of 30 games ... Scored in double-figures in 20 games, all in a reserve role. Long Beach City College
Put together impressive numbers during his sophomore season (2006-07) at Long Beach City College ... Scored what is believed to be the California state junior college record with 63 points in a triple overtime victory against L.A. Southwest College ... Twice scored 48 points agianst Cerritos and L.A. Harbor ... Also scored 46 points against Fullerton ... For the season, was one of the top scorers in the state ... Averaged 25 points per game in helping lead Long Beach City College to the South Coast Conference championship ... In helping his team to a 21-11 record, Tresvant was voted co-MVP of the league ... Also gained all-state and MVP honors ... Obtained his AA Degree. Cabrillo High School
A standout guard at Cabrillo High School ... Graduated in 2005. Matador Memo
Born November 21, 1985 in Compton, Calif. ... Parents are Gwendolyn Tresvant and Donald Tresvant ... Has one brother, Donald Jr. ... A huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers ... The most famous person he has met is Kobe Bryant ... His favorite website is nba.com ... The person in history he would most liked to have met would have been Malcolm X ... Would like to switch places for a day with Allen Iverson ... Would like to have had dinner with Kobe Bryant and the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ... If he had a million dollars, he would give half of it to his mom ... The best advice he ever received was to use basketball for a free education ... His advice to young people would be to stay in school and never give up your dreams ... He says no one knows how much he loves the game of basketball ... The title of his autobiography would be "Deon Tresvant At His Best" ... He says he can't imagine going a week without spending time with his mom and son ... The biggest obstacle he has ever overcome is the death of his close cousin, Tyrone ... Favorite actor is Martin Lawrence ... Favorite food - tacos ... His greatest sports moment was when he scored 63 points in a game while at Long Beach City College ... He says the best thing about being an athlete is having the ability to do something you love to do ... The toughest thing about being an athlete is balancing school and basketball ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to pray and listen to 50 Cent ... Relaxes by spending time with his son ... Spending time with his son, Deon Jr., always brings him a smile ... His greatest heroes are his mom and dad because "they have been there for me throughout my whole childhood no matter what" ... Recruited by numerous colleges including USC, Oregon State, Washington State, Kansas State and Big West rivals Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara ... Recreation, Tourism and Management major.