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Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn commits to Washington State basketball team

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018

Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn, left,  battles  Post Falls for a loose ball on  Dec. 7, 2017, in Post Falls. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn, left, battles Post Falls for a loose ball on Dec. 7, 2017, in Post Falls. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Another member of the reigning State 4A champion Gonzaga Prep basketball team has received an opportunity to play at the next level.

Carter Sonneborn, a shooting guard/small forward who’s also starred as a linebacker for the Bullpups football team, orally committed to play for the Washington State basketball team Friday afternoon.

In a Twitter post, Sonneborn wrote, “When I was little I always want to play college basketball. Playing in the Pac 12 has been a dream of mine, and with all of the support with family, I am excited to announce that I am fulfilling my dream to play college basketball at Washington State University #GoCougs #WO.”

The “#WO” indicates Sonneborn might be joining the Cougars as a walk-on.

Sonneborn will be used to playing alongside Division I talent by the time he gets to WSU – he’s been doing it for two years at G-Prep. Bullpups forward Anton Watson is headed to Gonzaga next season and shooting guard Liam Lloyd, the son of Zags assistant Tommy Lloyd, received an offer from Eastern Washington in June and another one from Air Force two weeks ago.

The Bullpups went 27-0 last season on their way to a state championship and have only lost one game this season, 54-52 to national powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Nevada).

Sonneborn, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 190 pounds, averaged 12 points per game playing for the AAU Griffins team coached by John Stockton.

He’s averaged 7 points per game this season for G-Prep.

Playing linebacker for the Bullpups football team, Sonneborn earned All-Greater Spokane League 4A honors this season, leading G-Prep to a 9-3 record.

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