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.”
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.