HOOPS VERBAL: In-state PF goes crimson

KEN BONE landed his second known verbal pledge of the 2013 class on Friday, with an in-state post player committing to WSU. The 6-10, 235-pounder dominated Seattle's Wesco league as a junior and was in Pullman last weekend for his official visit. He confirmed to CF.C Friday that he will don the crimson and gray.

"Yeah, I committed," Shoreline's Josh Hawkinson texted Cougfan.com Friday morning. "They offered me a scholarship while I was on my visit."

The Shorewood High product averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and nearly 5 assists per game last season, earning him First-Team All Wesco League honors.

In an interview last week, Hawkinson told CF.C WSU was recruiting him as a power forward and that assistant coach and big man specialist Ben Johnson liked his versatility in the paint.

"They really like that I'm an inside-and-out player," Hawkinson said. "I can be a threat in the post, but I can also step out and hit 3's if I want to. I'm also a really good passer who can find open shooters and guys who are cutting to the hoop."

In addition to Washington State, Hawkinson held offers from San Diego and Santa Clara and visited both schools earlier this fall. He is the second member of Ken Bone's 2013 class, joining point guard Ikenna Iroegbu, who verballed on Oct. 1.

Check back soon on CF.C -- once Hawkinson has time to talk about his commitment decision, this story will be updated.

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