UPDATED: Kent lands 5-10 PG for '14

WASHINGTON STATE and coach Ernie Kent have been actively recruiting point guards this recruiting cycle and they just landed a 5-10 athlete from San Francisco. CF.C spoke with the newest Coug, who averaged 22 points per game this season, and he said he can't wait to bring his style of play to Pullman and suit up for WSU and Kent.

Trevor Dunbar, out of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, is a Coug.

"I just committed to Washington State," Dunbar told CF.C moments ago. "I've been talking with the coaches for the last few weeks and I know it's a great fit for me.

"Coach Kent develops point guards and his offense is really appealing. I'm excited to be a Cougar."

The 5-10, 180-pound lefty chose WSU over offers from CSU-Bakersfield, Florida A&M, Cal Poly, Montana State and had interest from St. Johns, Maryland and others.

"I was actually going to visit St. Johns this week, but I called the coaches and let them know that I'm shutting down my recruitment," Dunbar said. "With it being the 11th hour, some coaches and schools were showing serious interest, but I decided that WSU is the best school for me and I'm really happy about my decision."

AS A SENIOR this season Dunbar averaged 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals a game. The postseason accolades were plentiful as well. He was named the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year, the West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year and the Central Coast Section Player of the Year.

"I've been speaking with Coach Curtis Allen and he was actually the main coach that's been recruiting me," Dunbar said. "I got my first letter from WSU back when I was in the ninth grade.

"The coaches like my style of play and I know Coach Kent has a history of developing guards. I've seen old videos of him coaching and the way he helped Aaron Brooks was impressive. That stuck out to me and it has me excited to go up there and play for him."

DUNBAR IS NO stranger to the Palouse, tripping to WSU last summer for an unofficial visit.

"I went up there when they had the old staff," Dunbar said. "I really liked my time up there. When the new coaching staff came on board, Coach Kent got back in contact with me and the interest really picked back up.

"When I spoke with the coaches, they told me I don't need to change my game at all. I know if I go up there, they can help me become a successful player."

The newest Coug joins Aaron Cheatum, Jackie Davis and Ny Redding as known commits for the class of 2014.

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