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Christian Wilson, a transfer from Baton Rouge, La., apparently feels right at home in Cathedral City (Calif.).

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior guard exploded for a school-record 53 points Friday night during a 103-60 rout of Palo Verde Valley (Blythe, Calif.). The previous record of 49 points had stood since 1997. He also had an impressive 10 assists, six rebounds and six steals and made 11 of 13 from the free throw line.

Rob Hanmer, who has taken over the head coaching duties after retiring in 2009, was delighted, to say the least.

He told the Palm Springs Desert Sun, "He played extremely well and went off in the second half (23 points in the third quarter)."

Earlier in the week, the smooth, athletic shooting guard made his debut with a 43-point effort during a 74-64 victory over Twentynine Palms (Calif.).

On that occasion Hanmer observed, "It was an easy 43, wasn't it? He could've had more in my opinion. The biggest thing he's done for us is raise the expectation of all our young kids of what a good basketball player looks like."

Wilson is considered one of the top seniors in the country, according to MaxPreps basketball editor Jason Hickman.