PG makes it official by signing with Cougs

IT'S OFFICIAL, Danny Lawhorn is a Coug. The point guard out of San Jacinto College in Texas who was second in the nation among junior college players in assists this past season, after leading the country a year before, sent in his paperwork Wednesday morning. WSU officially announced his LOI a short time later.

Danny Lawhorn will be expected to compete for playing time right away.

"Danny comes from a very successful program and we look forward to him being an integral part of our program next year," Ken Bone said in the release. "I love his quickness and his ball handling. Maybe his best attributes, though, are his unselfishness and passing ability, which made him one of the top assist leaders nationwide the past two seasons."

Lawhorn (5-10) played two seasons at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Lawhorn appeared in 30 games for the Coyotes, averaging 9.9 points and 8.43 assists in 33.3 minutes per game, ranking second in the NJCAA in assists.

Lawhorn helped lead San Jacinto College this past season to a 24-6 overall mark and 14-5 record in Region XIV play, as the Coyotes advanced to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament. At the conclusion of the season, Lawhorn was named third team all-Region and second team all-conference, as well as to the Region XIV all-tournament team.

As a freshman at San Jacinto College, Lawhorn averaged 9.2 points and 9.5 assists per game in 30 contests for the 23-7 Coyotes, leading the nation in assists. He earned second team all-Region and second team all-conference honors.

For his career, his 538 total career assists rank him second all-time at San Jacinto College, said WSU. In 60 games, Lawhorn averaged 9.6 points and 9.0 assists per game. Prior to attending San Jacinto College, Lawhorn attended Hartford Public High School and South Kent School, both in Connecticut, where he graduated in 2010.

Lawhorn joins an incoming WSU class that includes incoming freshmen Josh Hawkinson (6-9, 220, PF, Shoreline, Wash./Shorewood HS) and Ikenna Iroegbu (6-2, 190, G, Elk Grove, Calif./Oak Hill Academy), both of whom signed during the early period in November.

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