Washington State adds 2016 Acquaah

California native Milan Acquaah opted to make an early commitment to Washington State on Monday.

Washington State picked up an early pledge on Monday.

Junior guard Milan Acquaah verbally committed to Ernie Kent and his staff, according to Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral coach William Middlebrooks.

"Milan selected Washington State because of coach Ernie Kent's vision for the program and belief in Milan's ability to lead that program in the future both on the court and in changing the culture," Middlebrooks told Scout.

"He had interest from UC Santa Barbara, Portland State, Pepperdine and Cal State Bakersfield," he added. "Several other schools have begun to call, but Milan recognized Coach Kent's unique belief in him and faith in his future so he felt there was no need to wait for further offers."

A 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard, Acquaah is equipped to run a team, according to his coach.

"Milan is an ultra strong floor general with high basketball IQ," Middlebrooks explained. "He knows how to make his teammates better and continues to improve on his split second decision making. He can shoot the ball well as well as finish around the rim in traffic and over bigs. "

Acquaah is averaging 20.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals a game for Cathedral, who is 20-6 on the season.

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