BREAKING: Kent and WSU land Ny Redding

Heading into the weekend, Westwind Prep coach Nick Weaver told CF.C he was hoping his starting point guard Ny Redding would commit to WSU during his official visit because of the style of play Ernie Kent runs. And moments ago, Weaver let CF.C know Redding gave him the news he was hoping to hear. We also just spoke with the newest Coug, who said he can't wait to suit up for Kent in '14.

Ny Redding will don a Cougar uniform for Ernie Kent and the Cougs next season.

"Ny just committed to Washington State," Weaver said. "It's a great fit for him up there and he had a really nice talk with Coach Ernie Kent. He told me he really likes the campus and that he felt comfortable enough to make his decision. Ernie told him to take 24 hours and think about it and he called him up today and let him and the rest of the staff know that he wants to be a Cougar."

REDDING CHOSE WSU over offers from Missouri, Boston College, Bowling Green, North Texas and a few others. Weaver added that Oregon was trying to make a late run at Redding because of the recent dismissal of guard Dominic Artis, but Redding's mind was made up that he wants to wear crimson next year.

"I think it was just the interest the coaches had been showing him as of late," Weaver said. "I spoke with assistant Slivey Dominguez and he told me that Ny is a guy they wanted badly. They showed him a lot of love and they made Ny feel like a priority. I think that turned out to be the difference."

Redding added that his relationship with the coaches, particularly Kent, was why he committed to the Cougs on Monday evening.

"I just feel like I can be successful in his system and with Coach Kent, I like how everything isn't about basketball. He wants me to be successful on the court, but he's big on helping guys grow in their lives as well.

"We spoke about dressing for success, focusing on education and making the right decisions in college. He wants you to develop as a person and that stood out to me. Coach Kent prepares his guys and if you don't make it to the NBA, he wants to help you find a job after school."

REDDING LED WESTWIND PREP in scoring this season, recording 30.1 points per game. He added 9.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds per night. He hopes to bring that same type of versatility to the Palouse next season.

"I'm excited because I think in order for me to be successful, I need a little bit of freedom in an offense and that's exactly what you have in Coach Kent's system," Redding said. "We spoke about my style of play this weekend and he's excited to have me join the team. I think it's a great fit."

The newest Coug added that the Pullman vibe also won him over.

"It's a small college town, but the support for WSU is awesome," Redding said. "The coaches showed me around campus and there's a lot of new things that are coming in. My parents were out there with me too and they loved it. We're all very happy I'm going to be a Coug."

The 6-2, 180-pounder joins Tramaine Isabell, Jackie Davis and Aaron Cheatum as known WSU commits for the class of 2014. WSU has one scholarship left available for this recruiting cycle.

Notable Note:
In addition to Redding, four-star point guard Ahmaad Rorie and recent WSU signee Jackie Davis were also in Pullman on official visits this weekend.

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