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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

WSU men’s basketball lands 6-4 guard from Canada

PULLMAN – Canadian guard Jamar Ergas signed a national letter of intent to play for the Washington State men’s basketball team Monday evening, making him the fourth member of the Cougars’ 2016 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4 Ontario native has played the last two seasons in the United States, first at 22 Feet Academy in Greenville, South Carolina, and then spent his senior season at Elite 1 Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. This past year Ergas averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals per game.

“Over the past few years, Canada has consistently turned out outstanding basketball talent, and we feel Jamar is in line to be a great player,” WSU coach Ernie Kent said in a press release. “Not only did we recruit him because of his outstanding basketball abilities, but also because of his tremendous character and academic accomplishments. Jamar will really fit what we’re trying to do in terms of building our program and we look forward to having him in a Cougar uniform.”

Jacob Thorpe