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Washington State coach Ernie Kent adds junior college guard Jervae Robinson

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Washington State head coach Ernie Kent reacts during the first half of a  game against Kansas State on Dec. 20, 2017, at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State head coach Ernie Kent reacts during the first half of a game against Kansas State on Dec. 20, 2017, at the Arena. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Just weeks after Malachi Flynn announced plans to leave the Cougars, Washington State coach Ernie Kent has already worked to restock the shelves at the point guard position.

Jervae Robinson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard who hails from Aurora, Colorado, and spent the last two seasons at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, signed a letter of intent with the Cougars on Thursday.

He joins forwards Aljaz ‘Jaz’ Kunc, Isaiah Wade and CJ Elleby as the fourth member of WSU’s 2018 recruiting class.

“Jervae is a very solid, heady point guard that we need in this program,” Kent said. “He’s very well-coached and an excellent team leader and we look forward to him being a part of this program.”

Robinson averaged 12.5 points per game and 4.3 assists last season at Otero JC, leading the Rattlers to a 29-5 record. He posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.4 (113/33) and shot 39.8 percent on 3-pointers.

Robinson led the Rattlers to an appearance in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, where they lost to No. 14 Motlow State in the first round.

As a freshman, Robinson scored 14 ppg and tallied 3.9 assists, leading Otero to a 20-9 mark.

At Overland High School, Robinson scored 13.1 ppg and averaged 3.1 assists as a senior, helping his team secure a second consecutive state championship.


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