WSU makes it official, signs Canadian guard Jamar Ergas

WSU MADE IT official on Monday evening, announcing the signing of guard Jamar Ergas out of Toronto. Ergas (6-4, 190) graduated a year ago from high school and will enter WSU as a true freshman this August, WSU said in a statement. As a senior at Elite 1 Academy in Phoenix, Ergas averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game.

Ergas' signing had Ernie Kent singing "Oh, Canada!" on Monday.

"Over the past few years, Canada has consistently turned out outstanding basketball talent, and we feel Jamar is in line to be a great player,” Kent said in a statement. “Not only did we recruit him because of his outstanding basketball abilities, but also because of his tremendous character and academic accomplishments. Jamar will really fit what we’re trying to do in terms of building our program and we look forward to having him in a Cougar uniform.”

Ergas becomes the first Canadian to sign an NLI to join the Washington State men’s basketball program since forward Shami Gill out of Mission, British Columbia (2001-05).

Ergas joins guards Malachi Flynn (6-1, 165, Tacoma/Bellarmine Prep) and  Milan Acquaah (6-2, 195, Pasadena/Cathedral High) and forward Jeff Pollard (6-8, 235, Bountiful, Utah/Bountiful High/Impact Academy), as WSU signees.  Kent still has two spots remaining to fill. The signing period ends May 18.

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