Cougar Hoops Recruiting Roundup

ERNIE KENT CONTINUES to make fast tracks on the recruiting trail. Nick Weaver, the head coach of Westwind Prep Academy in Phoenix, told CF.C's Braulio Perez this week that guard Nye Redding will take an official visit to WSU next weekend, and that Westwind wing Lyrik Shreiner may also make the trip. In addition, a touted local product is back on the market, raising speculative possibilities.

The 6-1, 170-pound Redding holds offers from WSU, Boston College, Missouri and Bowling Green, but Weaver said he believes it will come down to WSU and Missouri. Redding led Westwind Prep this season with 30.1 points per game.

Shreiner holds offers from Louisville, Missouri, Cincinnati, WSU and others. He averaged more than 25 points per game and set the Arizona high school single-game record with 65 points this past season. That performance broke the old record of former Arizona Wildcat and current Boston Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless.

With the recent additions of guard Jackie Davis and forward Aaron Cheatum, plus the reaffirmation of guard Tramaine Isabell, three of the Cougars' five open scholarship slots are filled.

Two of those five spots come from the graduation losses of D.J. Shelton and Will DiIorio; two come from the transfers of Royce Woolridge and James Hunter; and one was left open from last season.

An intriguing, late addition to Kent's prospect list may be Tacoma point guard Ahmaad Rorie. Last night he told Evan Daniels of that he asked for and was granted his release from Cal.

He committed to the Bears in November during the early signing period, but wanted out following Mike Montgomery's retirement. Rorie is rated one of the top 20 point guard prospects in the 2014 recruiting class, so the pursuit for him figures to be widespread. The signing period runs through May 21.

Meanwhile, Jalen Canty, the 6-8, 270-pound defensive end from Vallejo, Calif., who signed with Mike Leach in February, reaffirmed on twitter he is still planning to play two sports at WSU. Before signing with Leach, he had received Ken Bone's blessing to join the hoops team as well. Asked this week on twitter by @PLU_Coug if his basketball plans were still in place following the WSU coaching change, Canty said yes.

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