Manitoba basketball player, Team Manitoba member and Sisler Spartan Raizel Guinto has committed to the Louisiana Tech NCAA Division 1 basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Guinto is coming off a solid summer with Team Manitoba and has been part of the Manitoba Provincial Team since 2012 including part of the 2014 National Championship Gold Medal Team. She was also a member of the Manitoba provincial team that won a national Silver Medal in 2012 at the 15U level. She was named an All-Canadian in 2015 at the National Championships and was also a recent recipient of the Sport Manitoba Women to Watch Grant.
Canada Basketball / Manitoba Centre for Performance program this season. She also showed a solid performance with Team Canada as an invited member to the Canada national camps this past June and has been attending national identification camps the past 3 years. Raizel helped lead the Sisler Spartans to back to back AAAA Provincial Championships in 2015 and 2016 was named to the AAAA All-Manitoba Team this past April. She's currently in her final year with the Spartans.
Her formative years in basketball began and have continued with the Manitoba Magic Basketball Club and has represented Winnipeg for a number of years at the annual Philippine North American Basketball Championships, bringing home a number of championships.
The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team represents Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. The team currently competes in Conference USA under head coach Brooke Stoehr. Louisiana Tech has won 3 National Championships and has competed in 13 Final Fours, 23 Sweet Sixteens, and 27 NCAA tournaments. The Lady Techsters basketball program boasts 21 WNBA players. The Lady Techsters have an all-time record of 1043–264 with a .798 winning percentage, the third-best all-time winning percentage of any NCAA Division I program. The Lady Techsters have made 27 appearances in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, which is the fourth most NCAA appearances in the nation.
Raizel Guinto Player Biography - Summer 2016
Full Name: Raizel Guinto
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 12
Years in Basketball: 10 years.
School: Sisler High School
Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
Summer Goals: Medal at Nationals.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Having an undefeated Varsity season and winning Provincials.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My teammates.
Basketball Aspirations: Play professionally overseas, make the National team.
When Basketball Career is Over: Stay involved with the basketball community.